We are pleased to announce the 2018 Scriptural Reasoning Network Annual Conference, in conjunction with the National Meeting of the American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature. If you're coming to the conference later this fall, if you'll be in the Denver area, or if you just want to travel to join us, please register for our gathering on Friday, November 16, 2018. In the morning, we will be doing text study together on the theme of judgment and self-reflection in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. In the afternoon, four panelists will elaborate on that theme. Stay tuned for more details about the exact location, schedule, and scriptural passages we'll discuss together, but in the meantime register now for the conference at the SRN website.
The Scriptural Reasoning Network will be gathering at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts, on Friday, November 17, 2017, the day before the American Academy of Religion conference. This year we're pleased to welcome philosopher John D. Caputo, who will respond to a panel of presentations about his work in the morning. Then, after lunch together, we'll meet for a Scriptural Reasoning session on hope. Find out more and register here.
The Scriptural Reasoning Network is gathering in San Antonio, Texas on Friday, November 18th, the day before the American Academy of Religion meeting. In the morning, we will read presidential speeches by Lincoln, Reagan, and Obama alongside the scriptural texts that they refer to. Then, in the afternoon, we will read scriptural texts on citizenship. You can find out more about the one-day conference here.
The Scriptural Reasoning Network is a new 501(c)(3) that exists to promote the practice of Jews, Christians, and Muslims reading scripture together.
We are promoting this practice now because we believe that an expansive network of interfaith friendships would create a firewall against the religiously motivated prejudice and violence that is happening around the world, in Jerusalem but also in Colorado Springs, in Paris but also in San Bernardino.
The Scriptural Reasoning Network is gathering in Atlanta on November 20th, 2015, the day before the American Academy of Religion meeting. The theme for this year's gathering is Scriptural Reasoning on Campus. We're bringing together teachers experimenting with SR in the classroom and campus ministers experimenting with SR outside the classroom to talk, do SR together, and see what we can learn from one another. Find out more and register.
The University of Virginia's second annual graduate colloquium in Scripture, Interpretation, and Practice took place March 22–23rd. The plenary speaker was Libyan Ambassador to the U.A.E., Dr. Aref Nayed. To watch his plenary address, "Scriptures as Operational Artifacts," check out the conference website.
A small group of us from around Harrisonburg, Virginia gathered together on Monday night to do a little SR and to plan a few SR events for the spring. We jumped into talking about al-Qasas 28:23–28, the story of Moses's finding refuge in Midian . . . . It's that taking moral initiative that makes her bashful, but not so bashful that she doesn't act. She does. She helps. . . .