Can the Bible inspire us to defend our democracy?
American history has demonstrated that how we interpret the Bible can have serious political consequences, from the past disastrous defense of slavery to the present family separation policy at the U.S./Mexico border. But the Bible also inspired the nation’s founders to embed checks and balances against tyranny into the U.S. Constitution, and today the Bible inspires us to preserve them.
Resistance Bible Study is a 10-week study that includes biblical texts, the U.S. Constitution, and Timothy Snyder’s On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century, and it is coming to Macalester-Plymouth Church, starting September 11 from 6-7:30. Developed by Rev. Jim Burklo of Progressive Christians Uniting, and led by Rev. Jeanyne Slettom, this series aims to lift us above fear and frustration and direct us into deliberative action. Read more
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