Being the Body of Christ in an Isolated World
October 12, 19, 26
7:00 - 8:15 p.m.
via Zoom (contact the office for the link)
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? This month join Theologian-in-Residence James Calvin Davis and other members of our church community as we think together about the real challenges that social restrictions present to Christian worship, service, community, and identity. We will take seriously the strains that the pandemic is putting on “being church,” but we also will try to identify new practices that may be as meaningful as established pre-pandemic ones, new habits that perhaps should endure even when we are free to be together physically again. Through readings and conversation, 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.