Adult Discussion Group: “Nones” by Dr. Ron FarmerAll Events
July 11 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
ADULT DISCUSSION GROUP – – Rev. Dr. Ron Farmer, after leaving California a decade ago, will be re-connecting with MBCC on July 11th (via Zoom)! Ron had been ADG’s most prominent lecturer (back in Wendell Harter’s day). Then he retired as the New Testament professor at Chapman University and left the USA. Now he has returned and leads a church near his birthplace in Missouri.
This ADG session (on Zoom) will begin at 11:30 AM (rather than the normal 8:30 AM) because of time zone differences and Ron’s busy schedule preaching to his own congregation.
Ron’s focus on July 11th will be on the “Nones” – – that is, the non-believing people who say “I just can’t believe what churches believe”. Surveys prove that church attendance has declined sharply in the last two decades. Ron believes that churches, in order to combat this decline, need to develop a new language to communicate the Christian faith in a way that resonates with people today, and chief among these steps toward creating the new language is learning to interpret the Bible afesh. Ron’s presentation, titled “Biblical Interpretation from a Process Perspective”, will explain this approach.
Join us at 11:30 AM in the Assembly Hall or on Zoom at http://zoom.us/j/3103723898. All are welcome.