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Thank you,
Herb Montgomery
Director
Renewed Heart Ministries


Looting the Strong Man

These conversations often remind me of our deep need to differentiate between self-defense on the part of those in a lower or more marginal social location and those who hold certain degrees of power and privilege and using violence to protect and keep that privilege.

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When Social Justice is Labelled as Evil

“The work of ending the suffering for so many is being labeled as dangerous and of ‘the satan’ in an effort to prevent certain people’s position of power and privilege within their society from being threatened.”

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Book of the Month for September 2019

Reading the Bible from the Margins 
by Miguel A. De La Torre

Book coverThis is one of our favorite books we are recommending this year.  If you are unfamiliar with how social locations impact interpretations of the sacred text of the Bible, this book is a fantastic introduction.

The gospel is thriving on the margins of society. The question for the rest of society is whether we will participate.

This introduction focuses on how issues involving race, class, and gender influence our understanding of the Bible.

Describing how “standard” readings of the Bible are not always acceptable to people or groups on the “margins,” this book offers valuable new insights into biblical texts today.

[You don’t have to order this book through amazon.com, but if you do, please consider using Amazon Smile (smile.amazon.com) and selecting Renewed Heart Ministries as your designated charity for a portion of your purchase to be donated to RHM at no additional cost to you.]

 

September’s Featured Presentation

This month, we are still in the middle of our online,  eSight/podcast series titled A Primer on Self-Affirming Nonviolence.  We thought we’d feature a summary presentation of this series that Herb gave in Australia last year by the same title Self-Affirming Nonviolence. Jesus’ hope for the world was change. Too often, nonviolence becomes violent when it teaches those whose selves are already being sacrificed to sacrifice themselves even more. It is our hope that your heart will be renewed and your feet set in motion to follow Jesus more deeply as you listen to this month’s presentation:

 

Self-Affirming Nonviolence by Herb Montgomery

 

 


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