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Readers’ Day: Preaching Genesis

3rd Oct : 09:30 to 11:45

The Annual Readers’ Day, Saturday 3rd October 9.30 -11.45am, is moving online with a session on Preaching Genesis – Nasty, Irrelevent Myths! (?). Elizabeth Harper will explore whether Genesis is scripture that can speak to our twenty-first century, Covid ridden world. Or is it, and most of the Old Testament, simply nasty, irrelevant myths that should be excised from our Bibles. If it is scripture, how do we preach and interpret it in a responsible and exciting way to capture the imaginations of our congregations?

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When did you last preach on Genesis?

What percentage of your Sermons are on the Old Testament?

Genesis appears frequently in the three year Revised Common Lectionary, so there is plenty of opportunity to preach on it. Are you making the most of this? ?

It is the genesis of our faith, the ground on which Christian theology develops. This session will note the major themes of Genesis and how they resonate today. It will then explore how narrative preaching fits with narrative texts, and helps to bring them alive today.

We may not be able to meet in the Blue School, but we can still meet online and see each other.

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