Richard Dawkins writes, “The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser, a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.”
Is this really how God is portrayed in the Old Testament? If so, how can that be reconciled with the God Jesus reveals as loving, compassionate, accepting, empowering, and merciful? In this 6-week series we will explore the complexities of God’s character as revealed in Scripture in an attempt to better understand who He really is. I hope you’ll join us.
4.23 – Is God Angry or Loving?
4.30 – Is God Racist or Hospitable?
w/ special guest: Leroy Barber, author of “Embrace: God’s Radical Shalom for a Divided World” and director at The Voices Project.
5.7 – Is God Distant or Near?
5.14 – Is God Violent or Peaceful?
w/ special guest: Josh Butler, author of “The Skeleton’s in God’s Closet: The Mercy of Hell, the Surprise of Judgment, the Hope of Holy War.”
5.21 – Is God Sexist or Empowering?
5.28 – Is God Legalistic or Gracious?
Hope you’ll join us!