October 26 – 28, 2020
Montreat Conference Center
Sam Adams (Union Seminary Richmond)
‘A Word in Its Season’: Effective Speech in the Bible and Our Fractured Political Moment”
This retreat will examine speech in the Bible, from the prophets to the sages to Jesus himself. We will look at different forms of speech and how the biblical authors discuss effective rhetoric, especially the prophets and ancient sages responsible for wisdom literature. Then we will consider our current moment of polarization and how church leaders might engage complex, difficult issues. A session will also be devoted to online speech and how one might be a faithful witness to the Gospel in the age of social media.
Date(s) - Oct 26, 2020 until Oct 28 2020