Tuesday, March 29, 2016
|Bishop John Shelby Spong|
John Shelby Spong was the Episcopal Bishop of Newark before his retirement in 2000. As a visiting lecturer at Harvard and at universities and churches throughout North America and the English-speaking world, he is one of the leading spokespersons for liberal Christianity.
His books include The Fourth Gospel: Tales of a Jewish Mystic, Re-Claiming the Bible for a Non-Religious World; Eternal Life: A New Vision; Jesus for the Non-Religious; Sins of Scripture; A New Christianity for a New World; Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism; Resurrection: Myth or Reality?; Why Christianity Must Change or Die; and his autobiography, Here I Stand.
He has initiated landmark discussions of controversies, particularly on racial inclusion, women’s ordination and justice for gay, lesbian, and transgender people into the community, and he has become an outspoken advocate for change. Bishop Spong’s newest book, Biblical Literalism: A Gentile Heresy will be published by HarperOne, and imprint of HarperCollins, in March 2016.
You can visit the author's website online here.
Complimentary shuttle service from the south end of the Fred Meyer parking lot (directly across the street) will be available beginning at 6:30pm. Doors will open at 6:30pm and all seating is general. The ticket price includes a luxurious meet-and-greet reception and book signing following Bishop Spong’s presentation.
Tickets are available online at Brown Paper Tickets or by calling the church office at 425-741-7172. Unity Church is located at 16727 Alderwood Mall Parkway, Lynnwood, 98037