Root and Branch Church

2nd & 4th Saturday / 630pm / St John's
2442 W Moffat St / Next: October 11.

1st Sunday /  11am / Gorilla Tango Theater  
1919 N Milwaukee Ave / Next: October 5.

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Tim Kim - The Temptation of Contradictions - July 2, 2017

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Oh God said to Abraham, “Kill me a son”
Abe says, “Man, you must be putting me on”
God say, “No.” Abe say, “What?”
God say, “You can do what you want Abe, but
The next time you see me coming you better run”
Well Abe says, “Where do you want this killing done?”
God says, “Out on Highway 61”
-from Highway 61 Revisited by Bob Dylan

The first conversation on series about GOD (July 2017):

The story of God asking Abraham to sacrifice his son, from the book of Genesis (Ch. 22), usually elicits a strong response and by golly it should! There’s no getting around a God who asks a father to kill his son. Open the lens a little wider and we see a picture of God who does a lot of things we find strange and looks like a walking contradiction of violence/peace, vengeance/compassion, and so on. One way to try and understand who God really is amongst these confusing opposites is to ask ourselves whose voice we actually hear giving the request. 

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