Weekly Book Study
In these difficult and unusual times, the Nurture ministry has begun to explore options for continued education and discussions which will assist us in spiritual and personal growth.
Beginning on Wednesday, September 23rd at 7:00 p.m. and for the following 8 weeks, Abby Tierney will lead us on a book study of Drew Hart's book, "The Trouble I've Seen - Changing the Way the Church Views Racism" by Drew Hart, a professor at Messiah University.
The following is a synopsis of this book.
What if racial reconciliation doesn't look like what you expected? The high-profile killings of young black men and women by white police officers, and the protests and violence that ensued, have convinced many white Christians to reexamine their intuitions when it comes to race and justice.
In this provocative book, theologian and blogger Drew G. I. Hart places police brutality, mass incarceration, antiblack stereotypes, poverty, and everyday acts of racism within the larger framework of white supremacy. Leading readers toward Jesus, Hart offers concrete practices for churches that seek solidarity with the oppressed and are committed to racial justice.
What if all Christians listened to the stories of those on the racialized margins? How might the church be changed by the trouble we’ ve seen?