This weekend's worship services will again be filled with rich offerings. We'll continue to hear from our summer interns about their work in the city, enjoy excellent music, and engage in challenging scripture.
This week's passage comes from Acts 15, a pivotal meeting in the earliest days of the Christian church. We'll explore it in depth, probing both historical and contemporary implications. In the meantime, perhaps you can read it in light of something written by Willie Jennings, a former seminary classmate and now professor at Duke Divinity School:
The deepest reality of life in the Spirit . . . is that the disciples of Jesus rarely, if ever, go where they want to go or to whom they would want to go. Indeed, the Spirit seems to always be pressing the disciples to go to those to whom they would in fact strongly prefer never to share space, or a meal, and definitely not life together. Yet it is precisely this prodding to be boundary-crossing and border-transgressing that marks the presence of the Spirit of God.
Our adult educational offering (details here) will feature a former intern at Covenant, Liz Clasen-Kelly, who now serves as Executive Director of Men's Shelter of Charlotte. I consider Liz to be one of Charlotte's most significant leaders, and I know you'll be stirred by time with her. She'll be joined by Ben Mallicote, a Covenant member and active servant at the shelter.
Come, and bring a friend.
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