Conversations in the Park
Beginning July 5 we'll be meeting on Wednesdays from 12:00 - 1:00 PM at Broadway Park to share in a discussion of Blowing the Lid Off the God-Box by United Methodist minister Anne Robertson. Bring a lawn chair and feel free to bring your lunch. We'll keep an eye on the kids while they play on the playground. In case of rain we'll meet at the church.
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What's in your God-box? Each of us, says author Anne Robertson, builds our own way of understanding God-our "God-box" and fills it up with bits of scripture, wisdom, and our experiences of God at work in our lives. It's a perfectly good way to puzzle out what God means to us. Encountering God through our human limitations, we learn something about the meaning of Incarnation. But to say that our experience of God is the only valid one is to put a lid on the box and create an idol.
This book is about examining our God-boxes and bursting them wide open. Blowing the Lid Off the God-Box starts with the ministry of Jesus - who blew the lid off everyone's God-box by constantly challenging his followers with the unexpected. Subsequent chapters examine the God-boxes we create with scripture, worship, and political and social agendas.