Join Dr. Rachel Toombs for "Mortally Wounded: A Reading of Jacob’s Encounter in Genesis 32", the sixth in the Lenten series "Dying to be Here: Mortality, Stories, and the Christian Life". The evening begins with dinner at 6 pm, followed by worship at 6:30 pm and talk at 6:45 pm. The talk will be live-streamed. Childcare available.
Mortally Wounded: A Reading of Jacob’s Encounter in Genesis 32
Part of the five-week Lenten series Dying to Be Here
Dr. Rachel Toombs
Sometimes style gets lost in translation. An example of this loss can be found in the narrative of Jacob’s wrestling on the banks of the Jabbok River in Gen 32:22–32. In this close reading, we will peer behind the English translation of a familiar story to explore its spare quality. We will find that, like Jacob, we are often reading in the “dark”—navigating the paradox of wounds that bless, within our limits as mortals who encounter an infinite God.
About the Speaker
Dr. Rachel Toombs serves as the Director of Formation & Connection at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, Waco, as well as teaching in the Honors College at Baylor University. She has a Ph.D in Religion (Theology) from Baylor University.