Why study the “ghost stories” in scripture

According to author Neil Gaiman, the genius of ghost stories is that they surface dangerous ideas and realities that continually haunt us, but that we generally suppress so that they go unexamined.  Ghost stories raise these ideas from their confinement and embody them in all of their strangeness and distorted horror, allowing them to roam around in a world that is our world but not our world.  These stories create a space for relatively safe encounter with unbearable realities, so that, when we are faced with those realities in our own sphere of existence, we may move through fear to courageous action.

Fantastic Beasts, Walking Dead, and Other Spiritual Oddities in Scripture
Tuesday, October 31, 7-8:30 pm
On Halloween, we will take our Bohemeo’s study over to St. Luke the Evangelist (3530 Wheeler Ave, Houston 77002) to avoid crowds and chaos.  Join us as we take a look at some of the spookier passages in scripture.
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