Lenten Book Study (In-Person Group)
Wednesday, February 28, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, March 13, 2024
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.
We will gather for four sessions to discuss the book and reflect together on our call to a discipleship of love and nonviolent resistance to evil. The fifth session will bring all participants together for a Eucharist shaped around a vision of peacemaking, March 20 at 6:30 PM.
Paul Pynkoski will host an in-person group at the Royal Conservatory Coffee Shop 2 PM on Wednesdays, February 21 and 28, March 6 and 13.
We will place a group order for copies of the book at the end of January. If you want us to order a copy for you, please indicate that with your registration no later than January 31. The cost is $29. We have funds available to purchase the book on your behalf if this is unaffordable.