Pastor to share


Melissa Florer-Bixler, pastor of Raleigh Mennonite Church

Pastor/author to share during Spiritual Life Week

Melissa Florer-Bixler, pastor of Raleigh Mennonite Church, will share “Becoming Atheists: Worship Among the Gods,” during Bluffton University’s Spiritual Life Week Forum on Tuesday, Nov. 5. The presentation begins at 11 a.m. in Bluffton’s Yoder Recital Hall. Forum is free and open to the public.

During the presentation, the Mennonite pastor and author will invite the audience to take cues from the earliest Christians to become atheists to the gods of our day: late-stage capitalism, white supremacy and religion-infused nationalism.

At Bluffton, one week each semester is designated as Spiritual Life Week, a special time for focusing on Christian life. Students play a major role in planning activities during the week that help strengthen growth and faithfulness in their relationship with God. The week includes guest speakers and special times of worship. The theme for this fall’s Spiritual Life Week is “Jesus: More than a Feeling.”