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Join us as we are introduced to different kinds of theologies in this pub series. each month we will explore a different type (feminist, open, queer, radical, womanist, Black Liberations, Mujerista, narrative, Latin American liberation, theopoetics, Dalit/Dalit-womanist, process, Minjung/Minjung-womanist,
0:00 - 0:10 Ice breaker
0:10 - 0:25 Reading
0:25 - 1:25 Discussion
1:25 - 1:30 Closing
Join us for our monthly contemplative service on the last Saturday of the month. We will explore various contemplative and monastic practices as we seek to slow down and simply be. From contemplative visual art, dance, singing, drumming, reading, etc. we will emphasize the listening part of prayer and contemplation.
0:00 - 0:10 Ice breaker
0:10 - 0:20 Singing
0:20 - 0:50 Contemplative Activity
0:50 - 1:00 Debrief
Living the Questions 2.0 (LtQ2) is a 21 week video study.
LtQ2 is an open-minded alternative to studies that attempt to give participants all the answers and instead strives to create an environment where participants can interact with one another in exploring what’s next for Christianity. Featuring thirty acclaimed scholars, theologians and other experts, LtQ2 consists of 21 sessions which may be offered in sequence or as three independent flights of seven units each: “Invitation to Journey,” “Honoring Creation” and “Call to Covenant.”
You can watch a promotional video here - https://vimeo.com/11843862
It's often old and has cheesy music, but the essence of it is still useful for us today!
We'll be discussing the 2014 book by Bryan Stevenson entitled Just Mercy. This will be an online discussion.
It will be a loose discussion but I will have prompts to help us explore some of the themes in the book such as the definition of justice, what does revolutionary love look like, the definition of redemption, the spiritual effects of racism and mass incarceration, the justness of the law, and more.
SYNOPSIS: Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, and legal brinksmanship—and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever.
Just Mercy is at once an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer’s coming of age, a moving window into the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of true justice.