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A People's History of Christianity

Starting in January as we are Journeying Together...a church-wide study of A People's History of Christianity by Diana Butler Bass. Come join Vernice and Lois in dialogue on Sunday mornings in worship as they make their way through this compelling book about the lost history of Christianity. Be part of the Wednesday evening book study to join the conversation and discover how what you were taught to believe about Christian history is not the full story.

 

    We'll have a lending library at Broadway, with ten books to loan out so that we can pass them around to get as many people reading as possible (you may also find the book at your library or you may like to buy your own copy)...

 

   A People's History of Christianity is also the "One Church/One Book" study that Northern Illinois Bishop Sally Dyck has encouraged us to read together this year as we continue our Conference-wide theme, "Who is My Neighbor?" We already know that Diana Butler Bass is our Bible Study leader at the Northern Illinois Annual Conference in June, 2014...

 

   It's an opportunity for us to read and take the internal journey that comes with learning new things and learning our own unreported Christian history, an opportunity to learn more about God, and -- as always when we are in conversation -- an opportunity to learn more about each other and ourselves as we study and worship together...

 

Creation is good...since God could never become evil. And salvation is a kind of dance, a process of growing ever more to be like God. God made humans in God's image, but humans backed away from God...[a] vision of cosmic unity, in which heaven and earth, spirit and matter, divine and mundane, intertwined in the beauty of universal love. ~ Diana Butler Bass