Spong Lenten Forum Series: Creeds and Scriptures in the Medium of Time
Creeds and Scriptures in the Medium of Time
Sundays at 9 AM, Scott Hall (first floor of the Parish House)
We invite you to join us for a five-week study on “Creeds and Scripture in the Medium of Time” led by Bishop John Shelby “Jack” Spong. On Sundays, March 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, and April 5th, we will gather on Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. in Scott Hall for a discussion that delves into the Scripture, various creeds, and our understanding of these stories and writings today. Topics include the mystery of time, exploring the meaning of the Bible, the birth narratives, and a variety of other topics. Each week will offer new insights as well as moments for reflection.
Biography: Bishop John Shelby Spong is a widely known spokesperson for an open, scholarly, and inclusive Christianity. He served for twenty years as a priest in Episcopal churches in both Virginia and North Carolina, including here at St. Paul’s from 1969 to 1976. He also served for twenty-four years as the Bishop of Newark (Northern New Jersey). He has taught and lectured all over the world, being at the forefront of progressive theological thought. He currently resides in Richmond with his wife, Christine Mary Spong, and participates regularly in the life of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.