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lenten book study
LENTEN BOOK STUDY
The devil has fallen on hard times. Surveys say that even the majority of Christians doubt Satan’s existence. Burdened by doubts, skeptical believers find themselves divorced from Jesus’ dramatic confrontation with Satan in the Gospels and from the struggle that galvanized the early church.
In Reviving Old Scratch, popular blogger and theologian Richard Beck reintroduces the devil to the modern world with a biblical, bold, and urgent vision of spiritual warfare: we must resist the devil by joining the kingdom of God’s subversive campaign to interrupt the world with love.
Beck shows how conservative Christians too often overspiritualize the devil and demons, and progressive Christians reduce these forces to social justice issues. By understanding evil as a very real force in the world, we are better able to name it for what it is and thus to combat it as Jesus did.
Buy the book on your own or let Pastor Clark know by February 12 and he will order it for you; the cost is $15.
Ash Wednesday worship will be at 7:15 on March 1; on March 8 at 5:30 there will a soup supper and Grand View University Choir will present a concert at 7:15. Starting on March 15 our Wednesday Lent Schedule will be:
5:30 Soup Supper
6:15 Intergenerational Book Study of Reviving Old Scratch
7:15 Lenten Worship with Holden Evening Prayer
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