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Oct. 8 Gathering: Exilic Living

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Loving our Enemies Series Week 1

Can we really love our enemies?

It may be the most succinct and yet most difficult of Jesus’s teachings: “Love your enemies.” We’ve learned to twist it many different ways to try to make it easier, but it’s the one thing Jesus seems to be unmistakably clear about.

Which begs the question…if Beloved Community is the goal, can we ever get there without learning to love our enemies first? What might that require of us?

For the next eight weeks, we’ll work our way toward Advent with a series of conversations about what it really means to love our enemies, the kind of internal work it necessitates for individuals and communities, and how to navigate the societal and cultural barriers that stand in our way.

We’ll kick things off this Sunday by viewing a video from The Work of the People titled “Exilic Living” featuring former Fuller Theological Seminary president Mark Labberton.

Please join us this Sunday, Oct. 8, in the New Wineskins Virtual Theology Pub powered by Zoom for the first session of our pre-Advent series on loving our enemies as we discuss what it means to be a spiritual exile.

Click here to view this week’s discussion video (email address required)

6:00pm ET: Happy Half-Hour (informal meet & greet time)
6:30pm ET: Presentation & conversation begin

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