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Monday Evenings In Lent: The Cross & The Lynching Tree
Soup & Bread at 6:30 pm; Study from 7:00 - 8:15 pm; Compline at 8:15 pm
James H. Cone, Charles A. Briggs Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology at Union Theological Seminary, regards the cross and the lynching tree as the two most emotionally charged symbols in American history. In his book by the same name, Cone suggests that instead of reminding us of the 'cost of discipleship,' the cross has become a form of 'cheap grace'...that doesn't force us to confront the power of Christ's message and mission." Join us for this Lenten study of these two powerful symbols as we strive to go beneath the surface of challenges to achieving the racial justice and reconciliation that will enable this nation to live into God's vision of an equitable kingdom.
March 6: Introduction - The Cross and the Lynching Tree
March 13: The Cross and The Lynching Tree in the Black Experience
March 20: The Terrible Beauty of the Cross and the Tragedy of The Lynching Tree
March 27: Reflections by Reinhold Neiburh
April 3: Bearing the Cross and Staring Down The Lynching Tree
April 10: The Re-crucified Christ in Black Literary Imagination
April 24: Oh, Mary Don't You Weep
The Companion Book for this Study, The Cross and the Lynching Tree, may be picked up next Sunday, March 5 for a donation of $10 from Rev. Kim OR ordered online from Amazon at $14.