Cardigan Sweaters, Magnolia Trees, and Brioche: Overlooked Biblical Metaphors for God
Saturday, February 4
10 am to 2 pm
Dr. Lauren F. Winner, Duke Divinity School Professor and Episcopal Priest, will lead us in exploring often-overlooked biblical images for God.
Shepherd. Father. Judge. Friend. Light of the world. Alpha and omega. King. Mother hen tending her brood. These are some of the ways the church often images God. But the Bible offers countless other images as well, images the church has largely overlooked for at least a century. Clothing. Bee-keeper. Housekeeper. Gravedigger.
We will explore often-overlooked biblical images for God. Drawing on contemporary movies, poetry, anthropologists’ musings, and the writings of medieval mystics, we will ask what it might mean for our prayer lives, our political lives, our lives before God and our lives in community to take seriously the abundance of Scriptural metaphor for God.
It promises to be an enriching experience, learning new and meaningful ways to think of God. We’ll share lunch and continue the conversation until 2 pm.
Make reservations on REALM or email the church office by January 29. Contact Esther Soud Parker (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information. Childcare provided with reservations.