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Surge Seminar with Mark Glanville

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Surge Seminar: Deuteronomy, Biblical Law, & Shaping Communities of Thankfulness and Generosity

Date: Wednesday, April 19th 11:30-2:30 (lunch provided)
Cost: $15
Location: Pierre's Home
*Limited to 15 Pastors*

Join us for a 3-hour in-depth Surge Seminar with one of Missional Training Center's visiting professors, Mark Glanville. Dr. Glanville is a scholar, theologian, and pastor who will take us through exploring how the law of the Old Testament shapes missional communities, focussing in specifically on the laws of Deuteronomy. First, we will explore the ways in which biblical law calls Christ’s followers to receive God’s gifts with gratitude. Thanksgiving also arises in us a desire to seek justice for the most vulnerable. At their heart, these laws challenge our attitude to possessions and our attitude toward others. The church is to live as a contrast community, a place where the most vulnerable among us are at the center of the community. 

Second, we will focus in on the Ten Commandments. Traditionally, the Ten Commandments have been read for personal piety. In their original context, however, their concern is broader: these Commandments are given in light of the oppression of slavery in Egypt. The Ten Commandments shaped Israelite society to be a place where every person could thrive, in contrast to the oppression and exploitation that the nation had experienced. This second session also explores hermeneutics for reading biblical law missionally. 

Because of the pedagogy of this seminar, it is limited to 15 pastors. Please RSVP if you plan on attending and give 24 hours notice if you cancel so we can allow another pastor to take your spot. 

Mark Glanville is a pastor-scholar who ministers in a missional urban community, Grandview Calvary Church, Vancouver, and is Professor of Old Testament and congregational studies at the Missional Training Center, Phoenix ( Mark's research focusses upon the Pentateuch, biblical ethics, and mission. Mark has authored an introductory book on Exodus (Lexham, forthcoming), numerous refereed articles and chapters on the Pentateuch, mission, and refugee related issues, as well as numerous popular articles. Mark and his wife Erin are currently writing a book to equip churches that seek to support refugees. Mark is regularly called upon to speak on in Canada, the U.S., and Australia. His previous career was as a jazz pianist in Sydney, Australia

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April Women in Leadership Breakfast
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Tucson April Surge Lunch