New series beginning Wednesday, June 16, 2021
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     Since its inception in 2020 due to the pandemic, SPC Readers has been an on-line adult formation program of St. Paul’s Church (SPC) featuring open discussion of selected readings in a Zoom format.

 

     As such it has naturally evolved from similar in-person programs that predated it. While not running regularly by predetermined leadership or content, but dependent on accepted proposals to offer specific readings, topics have generally focused on matters of interest to faith-formation within our own parish church, and on the leaders prepared to host and facilitate them. For example, topics have included to date early church history, biblical studies, contemporary theology, and social concerns important to Christian engagement today.

 

     More specifically, representative books that have been featured include “I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness” (by Austin Channing Brown), “Christ Actually: Reimagining Faith for the Modern Age” (by James Carroll), “What Would Jesus Deconstruct?” (by John Caputo), “The Culture of Cruelty: White Privilege and the Demonization of the Poor in America” (by Tim Wise), and “Mark as Story: An Introduction to the Narrative of a Gospel” (by David Rhodes, et.al.).