082315 – On Not Being Bound by Old Metaphors

“I’m in the Lord’s Army,” the old Vacation Bible School chorus declares. But what happens when the metaphors of battle and warfare no longer speak to our 21st century context? How can Christians read militaristic Scripture texts in a world all too weary of religious conflicts and war?
Pull up a chair, pour yourself a cup of tea and listen as Pastor Nancy digs into Ephesians 6:10-20. Explore ways of hearing an old metaphor anew and try imagining the human spiritual condition without the battle hymns.

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