A Trinity of Book Studies: “Welcome, Love, Serve”
7 pm Apr. 14th – May 19th Zoom call
*Welcome: Stephanie Speller’s Radical Welcome: Embracing God, The Other, and the Spirit of Transformation.
Speller’s book enriches the value of welcoming. Spellers defines what radical welcome is and gives tangible examples of congregations living out that value. Radical welcoming communities are committed to the values of hospitality, connection, purpose, conversion, comprehension, and compassion. Here’s the chapter and date breakdown of our journey through Radical Welcome:
April 14: Introduction
April 21: Part 1
April 28: Part 2
May 5: Part 3: Re-imagine your common life and Check your reality
May 12: Part 3: Reckon with your fear and Where do we go from here?
May 19: Conclusion
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*Love: Sue Monk Kidd’s The Book of Longings: A novel.
We’ll reflect on this book Wednesday, August 25th at 7 p.m.
This work of fiction isn’t new. The question of “What if Jesus had a love interest/wife?” has been written about in “The Last Temptation of Christ” and Dan Brown’s “The DaVinci Code.” I’m not scandalized by such a question, but for those who are, that’s not why I think it’s important to read this book. The reason I want to raise this work up is to hear a story that shows the context of Palestinian Jewish life in the First Century. I really loved this work.
*Serve: Ryan Collins – To be announced at a later date.