To join us via Zoom, please contact: Chrissie.Crosby@gracealex.org. nn “This Strange and Sacred Scripture: Wrestling with the Old Testament” with Ryan Bonfiglio, PhD, Candler Foundry, Emory UniversitynnCourse Description: The Old Testament can seem strange, even disturbing, for many Christians. How do we make sense of texts that portray God as wrathful? Why does the OT contain so much violence? How do we relate to all of the strange laws and rituals? Is there a way to resolve all the contradictions? Drawing on biblical scholarship and pastoral insights, this course offers strategies for reading and responding to the Old Testament in ways that are both faithful and constructive. Emphasis will be placed on how this sacred text, despite its oddities, can inform Christian faith and practice today.