RHM Weekly News Update

July 30, 2019

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Change is Brewing

And, unlike in Jesus’s saying, there are many “laborers” teaching values that parallel and sometimes even center the values and ethics found in the Jesus of the gospels. Some of these laborers are within Christianity, but quite a few of them are not. It is this universal set of values that we must begin to recognize. To each of you out there laboring for change, you’re not alone. Keep living out those values, living in love, setting in motion a different tomorrow.

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A Primer on Self Affirming, Nonviolence (Part 1)

“But today most of Christianity either rejects Jesus’ nonviolence outright or embraces nonviolence in a way that leaves marginalized and exploited people passive in the face of injustice and harms them. There are alternatives . . . I want to offer an interpretative lens that I refer to as Self-Affirming Nonviolent Resistance.”

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Sheep Among Wolves and the Power of Community

“This vision involves embracing an ethic of risk . . . we are also reminded that our hope is not in following heroic, unilateral liberators but in discovering and applying the power of mutual, participatory, non-violent communities.”

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Book of the Month for July 2019

Said I Wasn’t Gonna Tell Nobody: The Making of a Black Theologian
By James H. Cone

I have a tremendous amount of respect and gratitude for the late Dr. James H. Cone. His work has deeply impacted my own journey and understanding. He is widely regarded as the “father of Black Theology”—his own synthesis of Gospel message embodied by Martin Luther King, Jr., and the black pride of Malcolm X. Next year marks the 50th anniversary of his first book, Black Theology and Black Power.

This book tells his story. This new work is truly the capstone to that career, showing how he was compelled by events to articulate this theology, how it led to his career at Union and his succession of books—along the way learning from his critics, his students, and the ongoing challenge of his principal models—King, Malcolm X, and James Baldwin.

This month’s book comes with our highest recommendation here at RHM.

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July’s Featured Presentation

James M. Robinson wrote in his book The Gospel of Jesus, “The human dilemma is, in large part, that we are each other’s fate. We become the tool of evil that ruins another person as we look out for ourselves, having long abandoned any youthful idealism we might once have cherished. But if we each would cease and desist from pushing the other down to keep ourselves up, then the vicious cycle would be broken.” Jesus showed us the way to do this. It is our hope that you will be encouraged as you listen to this month’s featured presentation Enough Bread For Today by Herb Montgomery. Another world is possible.

Enough Bread For Today by Herb Montgomery


 

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