Fairmont United Methodist Church • Raleigh NC

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It's Not Too Late to Join the Book Study

It's Not too Late to Join the Book Study

Brueggemann Book Study
(Because the book is stand-alone essays, it really isn't too late to join!)

Join us on Mondays at noon to discuss the Essay topic from Walter Brueggemann's book, "Truth and Hope; Essays for a Perilous Age." We have about 7 to 8  individuals now joining us each week and would love to have others feel welcome to join any time. Because the book is in essay form it is easy to join in even if you didn't start at the beginning of the study.

 Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive a topic summary of the upcoming Monday discussion.

The remaining dates and chapters:                          
         8/03, Chapter 10: “Justice as Love of God”
         8/10, Chapter 11: “Prayer and Justice as Disciplines of Identity Maintenance”
         8/17, Chapter 12: “Truth-Telling as Well-Making”
         8/24, Chapter 13: “Colonialism and Migration: 2 Kings 24-25”

About the book by Water Brueggemann:

Truth and Hope: Essays for a Perilous Age is a book that addresses God-groundedness in truth-telling to move a church community towards hope-telling of God’s work for a world of peace with justice.  This book speaks of being bold, visible, and courageous in public faith with the intentional practices of prayer and justice for transformation in distinctiveness, thoughts, conversations and lives.  It is the hope that such a book study could move each of us a little close to accountability to doing God’s work in this world from the vantage point of studying Old Testament scripture.  With open dialogue and feeling comfortable that we will not know the answers while being open to questioning, may we be led by God’s Spirit into an impactful Social Justice church universal.

Study platform (zoom meeting)

Duration of study:  One hour a week

Study format: discussion from scheduled reading of chapters & scripture, focusing somewhat on reflective questions.  Click here for weekly reading assignments with reflective questions to consider.

Note Grace given:  Even if you cannot read all that is suggested; feel free to join and participate as you can.