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This event is running from 18 February 2018 until 25 March 2018. It is next occurring on February 25, 2018 9:30 am

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Our parish intern, Garrett Ayers, will be facilitating a Lenten book study on Sunday mornings at 9:30 in the Parish Library starting February 18th.
As a Lenten course in preparation for Good Friday and Easter, we will be studying James H. Cone’s The Cross and the Lynching Tree. Cone’s book is an extended discussion about lynching in the south, suffering in the Black Religious experience through American history, and the suffering of Christ on the cross—our most compatible referent for the horror of lynching. Cone believes that the two events inform one another, as we learn about the horror of lynching from the cross, and the horror of the cross from lynching. In conjunction with this, we
will pair chapters from Cone’s book with selections from Paul’s letters which take up suffering as a discipline and as participation
in Christ, and we will take up selections from the Letter of James which concern care for others outside of the Church. Our hope is
to have a space for honest and difficult discussion, all in the hope of learning more about what was that great suffering that Christ
offered on our behalf, and how we can participate in his work. Bring a copy of the book, read the first chapter for the first class. The book can be purchased in multiple formats on Amazon.