Theology Book Discussion
Even when Jesus is being completely clear, it’s easy to be dismissive and to rationalize his teaching. Jesus’ core message as presented in the Sermon on the Mount presents a picture of God’s intention for us living in His creation. In clear and practical terms, Jesus helps us see what this looks like lived out in real life, in the middle of broken human conditions. But we inevitably and practically end up ignoring His teaching and this invitation.
The design of this offering is flexible and can be tackled in any order you like. It can entail some or all of the components to gain access or insights into your understanding and acceptance of Jesus’ invitation into the Kingdom.
The core of the offering is to read Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurman. This landmark book presenting a perspective on Jesus from what may be a very different point of view from where you have considered him before. This book was a foundational influence on Martin Luther King, Jr. as he formulated his mission and work. We will gather in September in small groups to discuss this book and to integrate some of the concepts developed in the following resources intended to support and expand the message Thurman presents in this book.
You can purchase this book from: The Town Book Store, Westfield, NJ, Barnes & Noble, or at Amazon.com.
We hope you will join us as we delve deeper into the meaning of following Christ’s calling for us.
The group will meet on Monday, September 20, 2021.
In-person (3:00pm in the Fred Christian Lounge) and online (7:30pm on Zoom) discussion options are available.