Engage: Thanks!

A quick word to say thanks to those of you who participated in the reading of Walter Brueggemann’s book, ‘Journey to the Common Good.’

In today’s final Zoom meeting, three additional resources were part of our conversation…

(1) Michael DeJonge, ‘Bonhoeffer on Resistance’ (Oxford University Press, 2018)….in which the author explores a sixfold pattern for resistance in Bonhoeffer’s writings.

(2) Walter Brueggemann, ‘Interrupting the Silence’ (WJK, 2018)…in which the author studies eight biblical passages where people spoke out against injustice.

(3) The Center for Courage Renewal (founded by Parker Palmer)…offering a variety of resources and ministries to help people speak truth to power

We ended our time agreeing that we are living in a “Bonhoeffer moment”–in a time when resisting evil is mandatory, and doing so as advocates of the common good.

Thanks again to those of you who were in the book, and who are on the journey.

About Steve Harper

Dr. Steve Harper is retired seminary professor, who taught for 32 years in the disciplines of Spiritual Formation and Wesley Studies. Author and co-author of 45 books. He is also a retired Elder in The Florida Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church.
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