2nd & 4th Tuesdays | 6:00pm | Heritage Room | Potluck & Fellowship
In January, Tuesday Evening Dialogue (TED) will begin reading The Fourth Gospel: Tales of a Jewish Mystic by John Shelby Spong. It should be a great preparation for Lent and Easter. A literal (mis)reading of John’s gospel has historically led to heresy hunts and the Inquisition. Spong approached the gospel by placing it into the context of Jewish scriptures and the worship patterns of the synagogue, allowing him to see it as a popular form of Jewish mysticism. Read as such, the gospel offers a liberating view of the humanity of Jesus and the reality of God.
One reader claims that The Fourth Gospel is “a must read for every Christian who has tried to make sense of this gospel.” Another notes that it “reads like a cross between a detective story and an adventure saga that is founded on excellent scholarship. I could not put it down.”
Join TED on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 6:00pm for potluck and fellowship in the Heritage Room, beginning January 13. Books will be available to buy in the church office and to borrow from the St. Louis County Library.