At Open Table UCC, we say that we are "theologically progressive, Pottstown focused, with Jesus at the center". We understand that those are loaded phrases which are bursting with meaning, stories, questions, and convictions, so we are endeavoring to take the next 9 weeks to unravel each of those statements as we explore what it means to be followers of Jesus in the 21st century.
First off is "theologically progressive", and what better place for progressive Christians to start than with the Bible! As Pastor Zack is fond of saying, "The Gospels are the reason why I'm a bleeding heart liberal". We'll break down the four layers of Biblical interpretation that Christians have used for millennia, and explain why Biblical literalism is actually a pretty recent phenomenon. Plus, we'll explore why it's worth it to wrestle with uncomfortable scriptures and how an ancient collection of stories, poems, laws, and letters can still speak relevant truth today.
Join us for Sunday worship services at the Steel River Playhouse (245 E High St, Pottstown, PA 19464) at 10am or online at https://www.opentablepottstown.com/live.