VIRTUAL: Faith for Living Hour

 Wednesday, August 5, 2020 
9:00am-10:00am  
Repeats  
Virtual

This week, Faith for Living Hour will be livestreamed to Lake­side’s website below and official Facebook page at facebook.com/lakesideohio with no in-person audience.

The Rev. Dr. Shively T. J. Smith’s theme for the week is “Biblical Images in the Meditative Writings of Howard Thurman.”

If you had to pick an image that best represents your process for studying the Bible to understand it, what would be your image of choice? Is it a circle? Do you imagine your interpretative process is akin to going around a circle moving from text, to context, experience and tradition as you reconstruct the past and live in the present?

Maybe you imagine your process for studying the Bible is more like traveling down a footpath carved out of cobblestone. Do you explore here and there and everywhere, looking at the details of the world as it unfolds before you, tripping over those details that seem misplaced or invisible? Do you interpret the writings of the Bible like signposts along your changing journey of faith?

Interpretation is an avenue for accessing, exchanging and speaking about the ideas and witness arising from Scripture, the world at large, and us.

It is a passageway of getting from “here to there” in our emerging understandings of what is significant and meaningful about the Bible and how it informs our daily living and practices.

Indeed, the issues of what is written in Scripture and how we read it are the very questions Jesus posed to a lawyer in Luke 10:25-28. Knowing Scriptural content, understanding it and then appropriating it to build loving fellowships between God, neighbor and ourselves is not always as intuitive and simple as our routine worship experiences may lead us to believe.

Jesus’ inquiry to the lawyer signals there is more required of the one trained in the law than merely reciting a tenet from its sacred traditions and texts.

From my Sunday sermon to the Faith for Living Hour and Vespers by the Lake, this week uses Howard Thurman’s image-rich meditative writings alongside biblical metaphors to explore the power of imagery in a proclamation of "Good News and Hope."

Each Faith for Living Hour will guide participants in a visual journey of consideration, contemplation and creation where their own visions for reading Scripture and pondering the expansiveness of God is articulated in conversation with specific biblical metaphors.

Participants will come away from daily presentations and sermonic moments with new avenues for exchanging the ideas and witness arising from Scripture, Howard Thurman, our world and ourselves.

  • Monday: “Searching Biblical Images of the New Testament with Howard Thurman”
  • Tuesday: “Describing Biblical Images of the New Testament with Howard Thurman”
  • Wednesday: “Exploring Biblical Images of ‘Neighbor’ with Howard Thurman”
  • Thursday: “Exploring Biblical Images of ‘Place’ with Howard Thurman”

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