Lent recalls times of wilderness and wandering, from newly freed Hebrew slaves in exile to Jesus’ temptation in the desert. God has always called people out of their safe, walled cities into uncomfortable places, revealing paths they would never have chosen. Despite our culture of self-indulgence, we too are called to walk an alternative path-one of humility, justice, and peace. Walter Brueggemann’s thought-provoking reflections for the season of Lent invite us to consider the challenging, beautiful life that comes with walking the way of grace.
Deacon Troy Sims will lead the discussion of Brueggemann’s book, A Way Other Than Our Own:
- 6 Mondays starting March 6, 2017
- via Zoom Video Conferencing
Each week, we’ll explore Brueggemann’s insights from the daily readings and Scriptures as well as our own as we open ourselves to new ways of living our lives of faith.
We encourage you to purchase the book for yourself at your favorite bookstore. You can purchase online through Amazon.com, TheThoughtfulChristian.com, Cokesbury.com, and BarnesAndNoble.com. If needed, we can order a copy for you for $13 (please give your payment to Deacon Troy, paid to the order of CHUMC). If you would like to participate but need a scholarship, contact Deacon Troy.
Register now below!
For more information, contact Deacon Troy Sims (firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-546-1000, x223).
Walter Brueggemann is William Marcellus McPheeters Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary. An ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, he is the author of dozens of books, including Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now, Journey to the Common Good, and Chosen? Reading the Bible amid the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.