Duke Divinity School, Durham, NC
Manna and Mercy
in the next month:
Manna and Mercy Conference
Friday, September 16, 2016 - 5:00pm to Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 5:00pm
Edenton Street United Methodist Church, Raleigh, NC
Manna and Mercy Retreat
Friday, September 23 at 6:30pm to Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 8:00pm
St. John's Lutheran Church, Northfield, MN
Manna and Mercy Retreat
Friday, September 30th, 5:45pm – 9pm & Saturday, October 1st, 8:30am – 5pm
Using Dan's book Manna and Mercy
, South African pastor Alan Storey
developed this retreat as a journey from Genesis to Revelation over the course of two days, with sensitivity to the contexts in which the scriptures were written and of our present day.
The Bible is meant to be an instrument of God to enable abundant life for God’s creation. Sadly, through the ages it has been read and interpreted in such a way that it has been used as an instrument of human domination and death—to cheer on the crusades, support slavery, advocate Apartheid, glorify genocide, sanction sexism, bless war and worship prosperity in the face of the poor, just to name just a few horrors of our human history.
During these Manna and Mercy
retreats, participants will take a fresh look at scripture through the interpretive lens of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection and God’s overall call for each one of us to partner with God in mending this fractured world. The hope is that after we have done so, our interpretations and use of the scriptures will be truly liberating and life-enabling.
Alan will also be speaking (not necessarily on Manna and Mercy) at these locations:
Tuesday, September 20
at Duke University Divinity School, Durham, NC, on Gun Violence, Homophobia, and the Role of the Church Details
Thursday, September 29th
at Good Earth Village Launch Project
, Spring Valley, MN Details
Sunday, October 2nd
at St. John's Lutheran Church, Northfield, MN
8:30am and 10:45 preaching at St. John’s, and 9:50am Adult Forum
Friday, October 7th
as part of the God and Guns
training event (Millennial Faith Leaders Addressing Gun Violence) at Riverside Church in New York City. Details
Let the Children Come to be translated into Spanish
Katie Andert Kline, missionary with the ELCA currently serving the Columbian Lutheran Church, hopes to work with others from the education team there in translating Dan's Let the Children Come
baptism book into Spanish. Our practice is that when such a project is completed, a free PDF Spanish version becomes downloadable from www.danielerlander.com
. We'll keep you posted about the progress!