Every first Monday of the month Echoes enjoys a potluck, and we all get to practice some listening. Our very name embodies a form of listening (echoes reverberate - you either hear or feel them), so we want to be good listeners. Specifically we'd like to be better at listening to others, to God, and to our local communities.
THIS MONDAY we have the opportunity to listen to Todd Hains speak about the history of the Reformation. Oct. 31st was the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, so this is a good opportunity to learn about what happened back then, and why it's important both in terms of how it helped to get us to where we are, and in terms of what it might mean for the future.
Todd Hains is an academic editor for Lexham Press and PhD candidate at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Deerfield, IL). He specializes in Reformation readings of the Bible, specifically Martin Luther's preaching and teaching. His wife Veronica and he moved to Bellingham from Chicago. They have a ten-month-old son, Franko.
Dinner is super casual, just bring a little extra of whatever you'd like to eat. A few people are vegetarian, a few are gluten free. We figure it out. And if you are unable to bring some extra eats, then no worries, please do come anyway!
Location is at the Whatcom Land Trust.