Welcome to “A Word in the World” I am so glad you are here.
It has long been a dream of mine to engage in conversation locally and globally using the scriptures as a basis for discussion. Well friends, here is an opportunity for that dream to become a reality! This is a grand experiment and you are invited to be part of it.
The scriptures for Sunday are our starting place, and from there, God only knows where the discussion will go. I commit to posting the readings and some background on Monday for the upcoming week. From there, it is up to you. All I ask is that discussion be rooted in a deep respect for the presence of the Holy yourself, in all who join in the discussion, and in those who hold these texts dear.
If you live in the Surrey, Langley area, you are also invited to come to Northwood United Church on Thursday morning at 10:30am and join in a face to face discussion of these same scriptures, or to gather at Northwood on Thursday evening at 6:00pm over a light potluck supper for further face to face conversation.
If you are from another part of the world, please let us know where you are from. Interpretation of these texts is utterly contextual. Where we are from makes all the difference. One of the gifts of doing this online is the opportunity to see these sacred texts as others see them in other contexts in the world.
So welcome to the conversation. May it be filled with Spirit and Life.
Grace and Peace, Will