The Uncomfortable Christian Book Club
Our Spring Reads for 2021
7:30 p.m. on the 2nd Monday of the Month
The Uncomfortable Christian Book Club is our monthly reading group where we read and discuss a diverse selection of books on topics such as race, LGBTQ concerns and poverty, and how they affect our understanding of faith, ministry and the Baptismal Covenant's call to social justice.
Discussions will be held on Zoom
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All are welcome!
Here are our upcoming selections for Spring 2021
Monday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Queer Virtue by the Rev. Elizabeth M. Edman
"In Queer Virtue, Mother Liz Edman posits that Christianity, at its scriptural core, incessantly challenges its adherents to rupture false binaries, to “queer” lines that pit people against one another. Thus, Edman asserts that Christianity, far from being hostile to queer people, is itself inherently queer. Arguing from the heart of scripture, she reveals how queering Christianity—that is, disrupting simplistic ways of thinking about self and other—can illuminate contemporary Christian faith. Pushing well past the notion that “Christian love = tolerance,” Edman offers a bold alternative: the recognition that queer people can help Christians better understand their fundamental calling and the creation of sacred space where LGBTQ Christians are seen as gifts to the church."
May 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Love is the Way by the Most Rev. Michael B. Curry
"As the descendant of slaves and the son of a civil rights activist, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry's life illustrates massive changes in our times. Much of the world met Bishop Curry when he delivered his sermon on the redemptive power of love at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle. Here, he expands on his message of hope in an inspirational road map for living the way of love, illuminated with moving lessons from his own life. Through the prism of his faith, ancestry, and personal journey, Love Is the Way shows us how America came this far and, more important, how to go a whole lot further."