The ideals we reach for shape us in ways we don’t always recognize ourselves. But others around us can recognize our evolution, just as easily as we notice a house plant warping its stalk to reach for oblique sunlight.
This weekend’s conference on nonviolence and atonement is almost here, and Pacific Union College professor Dr. Jean Sheldon speaks on Sunday morning.
Sheldon, author of No Longer Naked and Ashamed: Discovering that God is not an Abuser, specializes in Ancient Near Eastern religions, and will be tracing the Babylonian heritage of divine wrath appeasement in ancient Hebrew and Christian atonement theology. She previewed her talk on the Spectrum blog recently.
If you’re in the DC metro or know someone who is and would like to dig into this sort of material, let them know there are still tickets available and we start at 7 p.m. on Friday, September 16 in Silver Spring, MD.