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Episode 339: Hymns and Scripture, Part 5--And Can It Be

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As they continue looking at where some of our most beloved hymns get their rooting in Scripture, pastors Erica, Sarah, and Steve look at a classic of the Wesleyan and Methodist tradition, "And Can It Be."  Written by prolific hymn writer Charles Wesley, this text weaves together themes and images from across the Scriptures as a way of expressing Charles' own "conversion" experience that moved him from a rote, going-through-the-motions sort of faith to something more like a living relationship with the God who loved him. In the course of our conversation, we'll explore how the Bible often offers us language for making sense of our own faith-lives, and how we come to see ourselves in its stories and images.  We'll also look at how often Christianity needs to wake itself up back from becoming just an intellectual exercise or pageant of playing church to becoming a vibrant, living way of life in light fo God's deep love.  Join the conversation this week here on Crazy Faith Talk!

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