Jan 6-8 at Newport PC
Here's a wonderful opportunity to hear Anna Carter Florence, one of the preachers coming to The Festival of Preaching NW. Anna will be the "Meekhof Lecturer" at Newport Presbyterian Church in Bellevue, January 6 - 8, 2012. Her topic is "Speaking of God, Telling the Truth: Reading Our Story into the Verbs of the Text."
If you do a quick survey of any Bible passage, you‟ll find that what is true in life is also true in scripture: the verbs dominate. Not adjectives; verbs. It‟s what we do and don’t do that preoccupies human beings. And it‟s the verbs we cannot imagine for ourselves (live, liberate, forgive, resurrect) that the church offers, and that we reach for, week after week.
So what happens when we read scripture and let the verbs lead? This weekend, Anna puts a twist on dramatic theory and invites us to read the biblical “script” by focusing on the verbs that are given and chosen by the characters. What new things will we see and hear in both our sacred text and our human drama when we connect the verbs? How can that, in turn, deepen our relationships with God and one another?
Click here to download the lecture brochure.