The Contemporary Theology class invites anyone interested to join us in reading and discussing a new book: “Beyond Resistance: The Institutional Church Meets the Postmodern World” by John Dorhauer, President and General Minister, United Church of Christ. (2105, 158 pp., $16 from online booksellers). This book, by the head of our denomination, is a timely exploration of issues confronting today’s congregations. Per publisher review: “Beyond Resistance is a template for those devoted to the idea that faith should be just, generous and inspire commitment to the common good.” Dorhauer contends that what is unfolding is nothing short of a second Reformation, and this Reformation (unlike the previous one) can unite both the change agents and the changing institution as partners on the same playing field. “This book …. is a call to move the institutional church out of a modality of denial and into a perspective of hope; out of a paradigm of scarcity and into a world of possibility with a growing multiplicity of options and allies….” We will begin this book on Sunday, March 26, at 9 a.m in the Conference Room — all welcome.

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