Theology Update for the Week of June 5

Dear friends in Christ,

“Genesis: Who Are We?”The Sunday theology class on June 5 will start with the 6th chapter, which is mostly about the Flood but which begins with strange verses about violence, giants, and the heroic. We will look at the way the Flood is an erasure of creation — not a punishment — that prepares for a New Way in which God gives law and becomes a judge, making it possible for there to be not only good individuals but good founders, good life together, a good people. Visitors are welcome every week. We meet on the 5th floor at 10 o’clock.

Books

Yours truly continues to shed books. There will be an assortment on the bench at the end of the classroom on Sunday. Feel free to peruse them after class or, indeed, to return and look at them after the 11 o’clock service.

On the web

The Living Church in its May 22 issue has an interview with Rowan Williams, the former archbishop of Canterbury. I think you may find it interesting. In it Williams sets forth, in rather clear language, several theological insights–about the apostle Paul, about Augustine, about human flourishing, and so forth.

Peace,
Father Austin