Justice as Acceptable Worship, Consumerism, and Our Relationships
with Rev. Dr. Sam Adams
Wednesdays, November 4, 11, & 18, 2020
7:00 p.m., Zoom
Everything we do is spiritual. When we ask, “How is your spiritual life?” it creates a false dichotomy—like one part of our lives is spiritual and the rest is not. But how we value and treat people, the created world, possessions, and our time is all reflected by and informing our relationship with Christ. How does Jesus relate to people, the earth, and things as he walked though life? What does God consider as rich and healthy worship?
Dr. Sam Adams, a seminary professor at Union Presbyterian Seminary here in Richmond, will bring his biblical scholarship and engaging communication skills to bear on the conversation about justice in our lives. He will help us ask hard questions, examine our relationships, and determine ways we might become better integrated as whole persons who live out of and fueled by our relationship with God through Christ.
How will the program work?
While these sessions are offered at a specific time, they will also be recorded for later listening or viewing on the church website, though watching later will not be interactive like the live Zoom will be. In each session, there will be a presentation piece, in this case a dialogue, followed by a time to ask questions and further discuss the presentation content. If you must exit the conversation at any point along the way, please do so as needed. We understand our session may go a little longer and you might need to go.
After signing up, you will receive a Zoom link via email, along with instructions for participating.
First time using Zoom? That’s okay!
- Pre-download Zoom here (it includes links to download mobile apps for Apple and Android devices).
- Unless you have a top notch internet connection at your home, it is recommended that other family members stay off internet during the Zoom (or at least do not stream video, play online games, etc.).
- For the same reason, you will probably only want one connection in the house to the Zoom meeting. In other words, spouses should share the same phone or computer instead of being on separate devices.
- If you lose your connection during the call, go back to the link provided above and log back in.
- When you initially log in, mute your microphone and open up the chat feature to type questions and comments. After the initial greeting, we’ll have you turn your microphones back on for conversation.
Sign up for November 4:
Sign up for November 11: