Westlake UMC offers dinner, discussion about salvation

Dr. David Aune (photo courtesy ashland.edu)

Religion scholar Dr. David Aune will visit Westlake United Methodist Church on Saturday, April 28, for an evening of conversation about reconciling real-world thoughts on salvation with the teachings of Scripture.

"There are a number of Biblical passages which claim that salvation is only possible through the name of Jesus,” Dr. Aune states, “and yet many Christians understand God's grace to expand beyond the boundaries of our particular religious tradition. How can we affirm the possibility of God's expansive love while remaining faithful to the clear teaching of Scripture on this issue?”

This free event begins with a potluck dinner at 5:30 p.m., followed by the program from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Please bring a side dish, salad, or dessert to share! Registration is required by calling the church at 440-871-3088 or online at westlakeumc.org. Go to "More Articles" and click on Dr. David Aune Event. Free professional childcare is offered for kids up to age 11. You must register for childcare.

David Aune is the chair of the religion dept. of Ashland University, where he teaches courses in early Christianity and world religious traditions. He hold a doctorate from Brown University and a Master of Divinity degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ and currently serves as a pastor in Lucas, Ohio.

Westlake UMC is located at 27650 Center Ridge Rd. For additional information about this program, please contact Rev. Linda Coatoam at 440-871-3088 or lcoatoam@westlakeumc.org.

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