Fall Book Conversation Series continuing on December 1st from 6:30 – 8:00pm via Zoom
Our call is clear: God loves and champions the cause of the oppressed, and we’re meant to image God by doing the same.
Join us for a Fall Conversation series continuing to explore themes of racial justice and the lack of it. We’ll uncover more deeply what we mean when we use the phrase “systemic racism” both in our political system and inside the church and explore what it means to work for the deep justice that marks the coming of God’s kingdom.
Book Discussion on December 1st from 6:30 – 8:00pm
In October, we explored how racism plays into how our society has been built.
In November, we explored where the Church interacted with personal and systemic racism, too often supporting and protecting white supremacy at the expense of black equality.
But now, we’re left asking: where is justice? Join us as we discuss Kelly Brown Douglas’ Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God. Rooted in Trayvon Martin’s killing in 2012 and George Zimmerman’s subsequent acquittal based on the “Stand Your Ground” law, Douglas’ book wrestles with the historical, theological, and biblical questions that the killing of black women and men raises in a society that is deeply racialized.
More than that, it raises the question: where is the justice of God? Douglas’ book serves as a brilliant and heartfelt meditation on the meaning of God’s justice as a liberating response to the structures, ideologies, and practices that keep us all in bondage.
We invite you to purchase a copy wherever you buy your books and come with your thoughts and questions for our virtual conversation on December 1st.
Questions? Contact Christian Winn.