An event every week that begins at 9:15 am on Sunday, repeating until May 30, 2021
Too often the Christian version of popular culture’s sentimental view of love is that, of all things, Christians should be nice. After all, people ask, isn’t the Church about forgiveness? Aren’t Christians supposed to love others without condition?
This class not only focuses on the aspects of Christian love that are not easy–such as when it comes to loving our enemies, and even forgiving those loved ones who have hurt us–but also helps readers understand, then, what biblical love really is. Thinking seriously about Christian love soon embroils us in reflection on justice, revenge, war, the authority of the state, forgiveness, hate, and much more. This class will show some of the important ways in which the love of Christians is a reflection of the love of God, and enables Christians to develop an appropriate understanding of how to love in the hard places of life.