Sometimes, the Bible gets ridiculously weird.
From a talking donkey to a man being eaten by a giant fish, from burning bushes to hard-hitting, teen-mauling she-bears, there are a handful of cringe-worthy stories in the Bible that defy our sense of what’s right and reasonable and acceptable and believable.
But throughout history, some of the best stories humans have ever told are those that were never meant to be taken factually or literally. Instead, their very strangeness and absurdity create the context for us to reimagine how God so often works in unpredictable, inexplicable, and sometimes laughable ways in our lives.
What’s the Divine word behind all the biblical weirdness? Join us for this five-part series as we explore some of the surprising ways the Bible gets really weird—and why, after all these years, it still matters.
April 23: “What the Donkey Said” (Numbers 22:21-33)
April 30: “Beware of She-Bears” (2 Kings 2:23-24)
May 7: “The One About the Whale” (Jonah 1:1-17)
May 14: “That Bush Is Lit!” (Exodus 3:1-6)