March 24 | Crossing the Border with the Bible and Theology
Presented through partnership of Austin Seminary, Lutheran Seminary Program in the Southwest, and Seminary of the Southwest
We will begin by exploring the social, cultural, political, economic, and historical definitions of "border" as a context for knowing God, reading the Bible, and practicing ministry. Then, participants will look closely at one particular form of storytelling from the border, the corrido or ballad, to begin to see how people crossing boundaries create meaning and construct identity via the Bible and border-cultural expressions. $12 registration
English-only speakers will look more closely at the experience of being members of the majority culture and traveling across the border and how the Bible might be read differently in light of what is learned.
Spanish-only speakers will delve deeply into key passages from the Old and New Testaments that focus on people living at the boundaries of place, race, and gender to see how God speaks to congregations of people who cross the borders.
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