Lenten Book Study – Final Session
Wednesday, March 20, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
The Risk of the Cross: Living Gospel Nonviolence in the Nuclear Age
What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus in the 21st century?
More to the point, in an era of increasing war and violence, that sees nations expanding and redeveloping their nuclear arsenals, what does it mean to follow the one who said “Blessed are the peacemakers” and “Love your enemies?” It is a call of both blessing and risk.
Using the Gospel of Mark, thoughtful reflection on the text, and drawing from contemporary peace literature, Art Laffin’s The Risk of the Cross: Living Gospel Nonviolence in the Nuclear Age challenges us towards an engaged discipleship of nonviolent resistance to evil as the only means to build God’s reign of justice and love.
After meeting for four weeks either in person or on Zoom, the fifth session will bring all participants together at Redeemer for a Eucharist shaped around a vision of peacemaking, March 20 at 6:30 PM.