#1 Presbyterian Church To College Youth: "Babel Was God's Holy Nudge Toward Diversity" by Cincinnatus 09.01.2017 22:43

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Over 1,000 college students attended the 2017 Presbyterian Church USA annual college conference last week.

The conference theme, "Beyond Babel," was designed to help college students and future Presbyterian pastors and leaders see in the ancient text of Genesis, "How God gave an ancient people a holy nudge towards diversity"---conference leaders told the students the Tower of Babel story, although "myth," is similar to the "Day of Pentecost."


In shaping the worldview of future Presbyterian pastors and leaders, this current leadership is not only misleading those who will lead but millions who will be led by these future leaders.

The PCUSA college conference described the message of the 3-day annual event as "helping participants see in the ancient text how God gave an ancient people a holy nudge toward diversity," and "how they are challenged to consider how God is similarly leading His people today."

While cautioning that he was not saying that "the Bible is a bunch of made-up stuff," the Rev. Paul Roberts, Sr., president of Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary in Atlanta, told the students, "We use the word 'myth' in the best possible sense of the word."

He said, "This particular type of literature is not aimed at presenting history" rather it's just "about God and how God's people function in the world."

What he is telling these college students is that these Bible stories are "myths," but they are "good myths" with good intentions.

They are teaching these young leaders to be that God's punishment of scattering the people of Babel, by giving them different languages, was meant to advance diversity and inclusiveness.



http://blog.faithandfreedom.us/2017/01/p...ml#.WHRX04WcG75

#2 RE: Presbyterian Church To College Youth: "Babel Was God's Holy Nudge Toward Diversity" by ThirstyMan 10.01.2017 05:55

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ugh!

#3 RE: Presbyterian Church To College Youth: "Babel Was God's Holy Nudge Toward Diversity" by algernonpj 10.01.2017 11:24

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What he is telling these college students is that these Bible stories are "myths," but they are "good myths" with good intentions.

They are teaching these young leaders to be that God's punishment of scattering the people of Babel, by giving them different languages, was meant to advance diversity and inclusiveness.


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