Let your yes be yes and your no be no. You may have it and not even know it, which is why you need this book. Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove grew up in the Bible Belt in the American South as a faithful church-going Christian. In the process, he extends his own vulnerability and provides gentle guidance for white folks on the journey to freedom. We cannot guarantee that every book is in the library. We cannot guarantee that every book is in the library. Reconstructing the Gospel: Finding Freedom from Slaveholder Religion Mobipocket Reconstructing the Gospel: Finding Freedom from Slaveholder Religion Kindle. These excerpts can be read by participants before a group meeting or aloud in the group at the beginning of a meeting. Transcript (this transcript has been lightly edited for readability) It's an understatement to say that I love Ephesians. A gospel that justifies slavery, racism and oppression of the poor and marginalized is not the same gospel that Jesus was presenting. The same Christianity that s Swimming upstream against exhausted and muddy friends, I â the unathletic water girl â hugged a number of players, congratulating their successful pull-through in the fourth quarter. Itâs full of stories of ordinary folks working for racial justice, making you want to pull up a chair on the porch for a closer listen. I figured out that I could pray and dream here. “Unit 21: Day 2, Ezra 1–6,” Old Testament Study Guide for Home-Study Seminary Students (2014) “Unit 21: Day 2 ,” Old Testament Study Guide. Download the Study Guide from Intervarsity Press. ", "Wilson-Hartgrove wades into the murkiness of these partisan waters not because he has traded the political conservatism of his youth for its progressive opposite. I preached my first sermon in this context. What an empowering, hopeful word Jonathan has for Christians, white and black. âHow have so many sincere Christians confessed and practiced a religion that made them worse than they might have been otherwise? Answer to: When were the Reconstruction Acts passed? It is a timely work â the sort of writing that makes one look at the world around us, recognizing that its pages were years in the making, and sigh with thankfulness that some things truly are here for âsuch a time as this.â We are not alone. Back in the â90s, I entered the river of grace through an evangelical tributary lined with impassioned altar calls and communion bread so sweet one could only hope for crumbs at the end of the benediction. The Very Good Gospel by Lisa Sharon Harper. ", "A must-read for Christians interested in how race-infused politics and religion undermine the American democratic dream. In the rubble of evangelicalismâs white supremacist crisis, Reconstructing the Gospel unflinchingly confesses the ways Christians remain captive to slaveholder religion. Share: Email This BlogThis! Along the way, we have neglected to ask tough questions like, What was the flaw in our gospel that allowed generations of Christians in America to perpetuate injustice in this country while at the same time being devoutly evangelical? The same Christianity that sang, "Amazing grace, how sweet the sound" also perpetuated racial injustice and white supremacy in the name of Jesus. This is a must-read for all Christians in America. For these reasons, I want to invite you â any of you reading this or those whom you hope would read it as well â to join us for an online book study ofÂ Reconstructing the Gospel. Monday, November 9, 2020 050. Quizlet flashcards, … From the foreword by the Reverend Dr. William J. Barber II, Shane Claiborne, author, speaker, activist, Peter W. Marty, publisher of The Christian Century, Mary Nelson, Executive Director Emeritus, Parliament of the Worldâs Religions, Richard Rohr, Center for Action and Contemplation, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Will Willimon, professor of the practice of Christian ministry, author of Who Lynched Willie Earle? Buy Reconstructing the Gospel: Finding Freedom from Slaveholder Religion. Brand is a legendary medical doctor, and Philip is a doctor of the soul. We must never forget that there were enslaved people who accepted the theology fed to them on plantations. Reconstructing the Gospel is an attempt to work through the problem of sin and culture infecting the presentation and living out of the gospel. â Reconstructing the Gospel has received a starred review in the highly-respected book industry magazine Publishers Weekly. Ultimately, this book is an invitation into the river that has been flowing for centuries in … This is a must-read for anyone looking for a more robust, nuanced, and mature faith in the face of Americaâs complicated ongoing history of race and religion. MacArthur spec Your email address will not be published. And the gospel I inherited is divided.“ Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove grew up in the Bible Belt in the American South as a faithful church-going Christian. Once you are flagged 3 times, you will be blacklisted. If appropriate, you may choose to worship together using hymns or songs. 5. ", "This book offers a front row seat to Jonathanâs transformation out of a well-meaning religion marred by white supremacy to a faith that keeps him in the frontlines of the fight for racial justice. If you do not have access to the video, the lesson guide will also work with the audio and/or text versions of the lesson. 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