Newcomer Series: How to Read the Bible

December 17 at 10 am in the Christie House Library
Rev. Doyt L. Conn, Jr.

J. Kent Ashcroft in his letter to conservative pastor, Laura Schlesinger asks some interesting questions regarding scripture:
a) in Leviticus 25:44 it states that I may indeed possess slaves, both male and female, provided they are purchased from neighboring nations. A friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans, but not Canadians. Can you clarify: What can’t I own Canadians?
b) In Leviticus 21:20 it states that I may not approach the altar of God if I have a defect in my sight. I must admit that I wear reading glasses. Does my vision have to be 20/20 or is there some wiggle room here?
c) I know from Leviticus 11:6-8 that touching the skin of a dead pig makes me unclean, but may I still play football if I wear gloves, can I still play football?

You may have some interesting questions of you own. The Bible is a popular, interesting, confusing and quirky book. If you have any questions about the Bible or would like to hear Rev Foster’s opinions, please come to this class.