Read for Feb. 19 - pgs. 211-236
Staring this January, Pr. Peter and Intern Pastor Taran's Adult Bible Class will engage in a 7-week study based on the book Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White by Adam Hamilton. Sessions will be at 10:00-11:30a and 6:35-7:30p each Wednesday, January 8–February 19 at the Hazel Dell campus.
Synopsis of "Seeing Gray"
Everyone agrees that America is polarized, with ever-hardening positions held by people less and less willing to listen to one another. No one agrees on what to do about it.
One solution that hasn't yet been tried, says Adam Hamilton, is for thinking persons of faith to model for the rest of the country a richer, more thoughtful conversation on the political, moral, and religious issues that divide us. Hamilton rejects the easy assumptions and sloppy analysis of black and white thinking, seeking instead the truth that resides on all sides of the issues, and offering a faithful and compassionate way forward. Hamilton writes, "In the end I will be inviting those of you who find this book resonates with what you feel is true, to join the movement to pursue a middle way between the left and the right - to make your voices heard - and to model for our nation and for the church, how we can listen, learn, see truth as multi-sided, and love those with whom we disagree."
Adam Hamiltonis senior pastor of The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas, one of the fastest growing, most highly visible churches in the country. The Church Report named Hamilton's congregation the most influential mainline church in America.
Jan. 8 - pgs vii.-24
Jan. 15 - pgs 25-56
Jan. 22 - pgs 57-96
Jan. 29 - pgs 97-132
Feb. 5 - pgs 133-164
Feb. 12 - pgs 165-210
Feb. 19 - pgs 211-236