Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Announcement: "Encountering Brueggermann"

Encountering Brueggemann: Journey to the Common Good, Sundays, March 20 and 27, 12:30 – 2:00 pm, East Gallery, St Philip's in the Hills Episcopal Church.
Join Rev. Leah Sandwell-Weiss, Suzanne Hesh, and Genevieve Padilla for a two-part series at to discuss Prof. Walter Brueggemann’s most recent book, Journey to the Common Good (Westminster John Knox Press 2010). Dr. Brueggemann is today's preeminent Old Testament scholar. He asks, "Why is the narrative of Pharaoh, exploitation, anxiety, scarcity and fear, alive and well in today’s society?" Dr. Brueggemann states that when we live in a system of anxiety and fear - the fear of not having - it depletes us of the time and energy to see ourselves as neighbors and work toward a common good. Join us as we read, pray, critically reflect, and imagine an alternative to scarcity:  abundance, neighborhood, and a commitment to the common good.

Participants should attend both sessions, bring their Bibles, and bring lunch. Please purchase the book prior to class; it is available for online or for purchase at the St. Philip's Little Shop while supplies last. We will cover the Introduction, the Afterward, and Chapter 1 in the first session; Chapters 2 and 3 in the second session. For more information and to register, contact the Rev. Leah Sandwell-Weiss,, 661-8696.