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From the January/February 2015 Horizons Magazine,
Islands of the Sea by Nicole Ashwood

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About This Issue
Global Exchange to the Caribbean

We pray that this issue of Horizons will help spread the understandings gleaned by the Global Exchange participants. The articles spotlight focus issues for the trip. Participants learned about how Caribbean history has impacted the current realities of the region. Testimonies to the devastation of human trafficking and violence against women tugged at the hearts of participants. Yet the enduring faith of the Caribbean women and men, who are determined to solve these problems and offer wholeness to all, inspired the group to return home and tackle these problems in their own communities.

   

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2015–2016 Horizons Bible Study

Come to the Waters
by Judy Record Fletcher

Suggestions for Leaders
by Irene Pak

In this study, we consider the waters of chaos in Genesis, and the River of Life in the last chapter of Revelation, where chaos is no more. Water plays a central role in the stories of creation, the delivery of God's people (through the parting of the Red Sea and the crossing of the Jordan River), judgment of a people weak in faith, and the adoption of the people of God through baptism. Sometimes there is too much waer (think Noah) and sometimes there is too little water (think drought in the desert). Together, we will explore some of the Bible's 800 references to water.

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Horizons Bible Study

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Reconciling Paul:
A Contemporary Study of 2 Corinthians

by Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty

Suggestions for Leaders
by Irene Pak

Paul's writings are some of the most influential in Christianity. Revisiting the struggles Paul faced and the authenticity and integrity of his theology is an essential task for churches today in the midst of great change. Paul, like us, wrestled with and questioned his faith as he tried to live as authentically as possible in an ancient world that, like ours, was also in the midst of great change. What can we learn from visiting 2 Corinthians and considering Paul’s theology and ideas as they relate to the context of our time? Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty invites us all to read Paul’s letter afresh in light of today’s issues. Concepts of shared partnership, power in weakness, healing, reconciliation, love, and a new apostolate all figure prominently in her reading of Paul.

 
     
   

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