virtual BOOK clubs
Summer book clubs begin the week of June 21, 2021.
About the Groups:
Length: 6 weeks, 90 minutes per week
Cost: $35 + the cost of the book
The live experience is limited to 25 participants.
Optional membership in private Facebook group available.
Each book group will have a live discussion leader. Please see times and days listed in descriptions below. Once you have registered and paid, you will be emailed instructions to join the optional private Facebook page and the link to the virtual Zoom platform.
Book clubs are a time of asking questions and discussing the week's reading. Each meeting will be recorded via Zoom and kept on the private Facebook page in case you need to miss a week.
Why Social Justice is Not Biblical Justice
An Urgent Appeal to Fellow Christians in a Time of Social Crisis
The live experience is full. But you can still register for the virtual experience.
This group will read Scott Allen's, Why Social Justice is Not Biblical Justice. dive deep into the discussion about social justice vs. biblical justice. In recent years, a set of ideas rooted in postmodernism and neo-Marxist critical theory have merged into a comprehensive worldview. Labeled “social justice” by its advocates, it has radically redefined the popular understanding of justice. This book aims to replace confusion with clarity by holding up the counterfeit worldview and the Biblical worldview side-by-side, showing how significantly they differ in their core presuppositions. It challenges Christians to not merely denounce the false worldview, but offer a better alternative—the incomparable Biblical worldview, which shapes cultures marked by genuine justice, mercy, forgiveness, social harmony, and human dignity.
Discussion Leader: Edwin Ramirez
Day/Time: Thursdays, 4 PM (PT)/7 PM (ET)
How To Fight Racism
Courageous Christianity and the Journey Toward Racial Justice
Registration is now open.
This group will read through How to Fight Racism, Jemar Tisby's new handbook for pursuing racial justice and process his framework through the lens of historic Christianity.
Prerequisite: In order to register for this group, participants need to have completed a previous book club or course through CFBU (e.g., The Third Option, Critical Race Theory, Beyond Racial Gridlock, The Color Compromise, or the Theology of Race and Ethnicity online course).
Discussion Leader: Melissa Pellew
Day/Time: Mondays, 4:30 PM (PT)/7:30 PM (ET)
Please Stop Helping Us
How Liberals Make It Harder for Blacks to Succeed
Registration is now open.
This book was specially selected by Monique because of its importance in the justice conversation. Too often, well-meaning efforts intended to help the poor—and poor minorities in particular—become massive barriers to moving forward.
Discussion Leader: Jamal Bandy
Day/Time: Tuesdays, 4:00 PM (PT)/7:00 PM (ET)
Fall book clubs will begin in September 2021.