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Theologian in Residence: former presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, The Most Reverend Frank T. Griswold
Offering: for the American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem
Christian pilgrimages, to Jerusalem, Rome, Santiago and other destinations, are experiencing a resurgence, but few think of themselves as pilgrims! Recent pilgrims to the Holy Land will discuss the biblical and theological elements in pilgrimage and ask how we do pilgrimage differently. We’ll look at literary, missiological and sociological perspectives and maybe tackle how tourism to the Holy Land should reflect the situation in the region today.
SCRIPTURE. We can study it carefully. We can listen to sermons on it and read what the experts say about it. But in the end, Scripture needs to be rehearsed and encountered—and we can do that best in community with others. We’ll work through concrete, practical tools for reading and rehearsing Scripture in groups. Suitable for new and seasoned Bible readers alike, this session will invite solitary readers to become community readers as well—to gather around a shared text and encounter God anew together.