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NEWBIGIN FELLOWSHIP 2.0
for Fellows Alumni/ae to continue their journey
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This year, Elizabeth Marshman and Andrew Van Til will be leading a book club style gathering for alumni/ae of the Newbigin Fellows program. Each gathering will include a short time of shared spiritual practice before launching into the conversation.
- A year-long, monthly gathering for Newbigin Fellowship Alumni/ae
- Book club style reading and conversation
- Spiritual Practices
- Fourth Wednesday of each month
- 7:15 snacks, 7:30 start time
To join please email Elizabeth (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Daniel (email@example.com)
The year begins on Wednesday, September 26, at 7:15 p.m. The first book to be discussed is James Cone, God of the Oppressed.
God of the Oppressed challenges us with one of the most basic questions of Christian faith (one of the most basic questions of human life): how do we know when we are speaking correctly about God? Cone challenges us to revisit this question in light of the fact that what has passed for “the gospel” has often failed to be good news for oppressed peoples—and African Americans in particular.
Cone invites us to read the Jesus story with fresh eyes and challenges the comfortable expressions of Christian faith that come naturally to many of us.
Anticipate a mixture of excitement, anger, vision, guilt, and awesome beauty as you dive into one of the most important theologians of the twenty-first century.
Bottom Line: Where is Jesus present? At the right hand of God for all eternity? In the Lord’s Supper? Well…
While not diminishing the importance of [Martin] Luther’s theological concern, I am sure that if he had been born a black slave his first question would not have been whether Jesus was at the Lord’s Table but whether he was really present at the slave’s cabin, whether slaves could expect Jesus to be with them as they tried to survive the cotton field, the whip, and the pistol. (God of the Oppressed, pp. 13–14)
You do not want to miss this amazing volume in our kickoff month this September!