It seems in the globalized, diversified culture in which we find ourselves, we need to seriously think about how we talk about God. There may be no better story to lead us in that thought process than Jonah, a story about a guy who hears God calling him to get up and go to where his worst enemies live to start a conversation. Jonah is good for so many reasons, but it’s so good for digging into how we talk about God because it challenges our sense of boundaries: between “us and them”, literalism and metaphor, science and faith, personal holiness and social justice, sin and redemption, suffering and joy and, yes, life and death.
With help from Rob Bell’s What We Talk About When We Talk About God, the first word of our conversation with Jonah is HUM.
Message from Sunday, August 24, 2014.