Adult Christian Education
Bethany Book Discussion Group
March 11th, 11:15am – 12:30pm – “One Church, Many Tribes”
Led by Corey Greaves, founder of Mending Wings
Join us for a book discussion of “One Church, Many Tribes,” selected and led by Corey Greaves, founder of Mending Wings Ministry. Mending Wings is one of our newest outreach ministry partners, and where our high schoolers have previously participated on summer mission trips. “One Church, Many Tribes” written by Richard Twiss of the Rosebud Lakota/Sioux, sifts through myth and legend to reveal God’s strategy for the nation’s host people, and is a rallying cry for the Church to work as one so that the lost may learn to walk in life with beauty, along the path of the Waymaker.
First Sundays: Faith Formation
April 18th, 11:15am – 12:30pm – “Recovering the Apocalyptic Imagination in the Book of Revelation”
With Presenter, Michael Paulus
The book of Revelation, often misread if read at all, is one of the strangest books in the Bible. It is also one of the most important books, revealing—with the end in view—how God is making all things new through Jesus Christ. Addressed to seven first-century churches, Revelation presents a vison of how these historical cities participate in a larger narrative about two spiritual cities. Both of these cities are present in the churches’ cities, but they have very different destinies: The deformed city of Babylon is falling as the transformed city of New Jerusalem is arriving. Revelation can help us see how our present cities participate in this same narrative, manifesting the evils of human empires as well as the greater glory and power of God’s kingdom.
**Michael Paulus is dean of the library, assistant provost for educational technology, and associate professor of information studies at Seattle Pacific University. He and his family have been involved at Bethany since moving back to Seattle in 2011. Michael recently completed a doctorate in theology and technology, with a dissertation exploring the apocalyptic imagination as a resource for thinking about the future of artificial intelligence.