Being the Body of Christ in an Isolated World
October 12, 19, 26
Can we really be the Body of Christ if we can’t be physically together? Does social isolation strain the meaning of the metaphor beyond recognition? In this study, led by Theologian-in-Residence James Calvin Davis, we will examine the real challenges that social isolation presents to Christian worship, service, community, and identity. At the same time, we also will identify new practices and tools for being church during this pandemic that may be as meaningful as our older practices, new habits that should endure even when we are free to be together physically again. Throughout our conversations, we will explore how a Christian understanding of embodied faith community (what theologians call “ecclesiology”) might be interpreted creatively in our moment, to position us to live and serve more effectively as the Body of Christ in the 21st century.