We will engage scripture through a worship series inspired by Marilyn Chandler McEntyre’s Caring for Words in a Culture of Lies. “There are gracious and inventive ways to enjoy words and to reclaim them as instruments of love, healing, and peace. All of us who speak, read, write, and listen to each other have opportunities to do that and to foster the kinds of community that come from shared stories and surprising sentences… If you’ve ever loved and learned a poem by heart, or underlined sentences just because they were beautiful, or labored over a speech about something that matter, I know we share the concerns and the pleasures of stewards who recognize that we hold a great treasure in trust.”
We will travel through the lectionary scripture passages in Romans and discover what it means to be good stewards of language—“what it might mean to retrieve words from the kinds of misuse, abuse, and distortion to which they’ve been subjected of late, and to reinvigorate them for use as bearers of truth and as instruments of love.” Because caring for language is a moral issue.
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