Crazy Book:  A Not-So-Stuffy Dictionary of Biblical Terms

Wednesdays throughout the summer:June 12, & 26; July 17 & 24; August 7 & 14. Sign up for either of the two opportunities:10-11 a.m. in the Legacy Room; 7-8:30 p.m. at a location TBA. Books are $20.

In their first book, Crazy Talk: A Not-So-Stuffy Dictionary of Theological Terms, authors Rolf Jacobson, Karl Jacobson, and Hans Wiersma defined “the Bible” in this way: “a book that Christians believe is so holy and inspired that they almost never read it for fear that it might draw them closer to God and neighbor or change their lives in some other inconvenient way.” (They are intentionally being cheeky and provocative, by the way!—mep) They continue, “…There are also other reasons why many of us don’t read the Bible as much as we would like to. For starters, the Bible can be hard to understand. The customs and metaphors of the Bible are so foreign to us that we don’t know what to make them…To many of us, the Bible often does seem like a crazy book. But the truth is, the Bible is the most sane thing around. The Bible brings God’s sanity to us. In the process, it exposes the insane, crazy illusions that we have built our lives around. Insane beliefs such as, “Yes, you can have it all.” Crazy notions such as, “I have it all under control and I don’t need any help.” 

This book seeks to make the Bible even just a little bit more accessible. And funny.  

Come join Pastor Mike Pancoast on the scheduled Wednesdays. We’ll get to know each other a little bit. And, we’ll get to know the Bible a little bit more by looking at a handful of both entries from Crazy Book and portions of the stories to which they are connected.  

Please sign up at the Welcome Center so we know how many books to order. And stand by for the location for the evening study!  


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