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Oct. 15 Gathering: Justifying the Claim

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Loving Enemies Series Week 2

“If you take the ‘love your enemy’ out of Christianity, you’ve ‘unChristianed’ the Christian faith.”

Miroslav Volf

Does power and privilege make it more difficult to love our enemies? Do Christians living in the cultural center of American life have to rationalize Jesus’ commands in order to fulfill them?

Is it possible that we have eyes but do not see? Ears but do not hear?

This week at New Wineskins we’ll continue our pre-Advent series on “Loving Enemies” with a conversation about how defending our privilege might be a barrier to our pursuit of beloved community precisely because privilege makes enemy-love so difficult.

This week’s discussion video from The Work of the People offers insight from Croatian theologian Miroslav Volf about how love of enemies is a concept that can only truly emerge from marginalization and solidarity with the marginalized, and the ways Western Christians often try to justify harmful ideas and behaviors by twisting what might be Jesus’ most essential teaching.

Please join us this Sunday, Oct. 15, in the New Wineskins Virtual Theology Pub powered by Zoom for the second session of our Loving Enemies series as we discuss how removing the roadblocks of power and privilege can lead us to a deeper understanding of what enemy love is really all about…and the ways many of us are challenged by the concept.

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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