virtual BOOK clubs

Winter book clubs begin the week of January 10, 2022.

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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.
 

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 receive a confirmation. The week before the group, you will be emailed instructions to join the virtual classroom on Google. Weekly discussions will be held on Zoom.

 

Book clubs are a time of asking questions and discussing the week‘s reading. Each meeting will be recorded and uploaded to the private virtual Classroom, in case you have to miss a week.

All book clubs also offer a virtual experience, which allows participants to access recordings from the live experience.

 

RACE SELECTION

Reading While Black 

African American Biblical Interpretation as an Exercise in Hope

 

Registration has closed.

 

This group will read Dr. Esau McCaulley‘s influential book, Reading While Black. Dr. McCaulley is an important voice in the evangelical discussion about race and biblical interpretation. The CFBU discussion leader will help readers process the book's ideas in light of historic Christianity.

 

From the book description: "At a time in which some within the African American community are questioning the place of the Christian faith in the struggle for justice, New Testament scholar McCaulley argues that reading Scripture from the perspective of Black church tradition is invaluable for connecting with a rich faith history and addressing the urgent issues of our times."

Discussion Leader: Kevin Briggins

Day/Time: Tuesdays, 4:30 PM (PT)/7:30 PM (ET)

Dates: January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, and 15

 
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JUSTICE SELECTION

Compassion (&) Conviction

The AND Campaign's Guide to Faithful Civic Engagement

Registration has closed.

This group will read and discuss Justin Giboney's book Compassion (&) Conviction. Giboney is an influential voice in the discussion about justice, and is the founder of the AND Campaign. This book lays out Giboney's strategy for political advocacy, which proposes to be a Christian alternative to the left-right divide. The CFBU discussion leader will help readers process the book's ideas in light of historic Christianity.

Discussion Leader: Melissa Pellew

Day/Time: Mondays at 4:30 PM (PT)/7:30 PM (ET)

Dates: January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14

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FIRST SOURCE SELECTION

Critical Race Theory

An Introduction

 

Registration has closed.

This is primer is the best introduction available to Critical Race Theory. If you want to truly understand the framework, then this is the group for you. The authors are key voices who have shaped CRT from its inception. Our discussion leaders will help readers process the book's ideas in light of historic Christianity.

Discussion Leaders: Monique Duson & Dr. Joe Miller 

Day/Time: Wednesdays, 4:00 PM (PT)/7:00 PM (ET)

Dates: January 12, 18, 26, February 2, 9, 16

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Spring book clubs will begin in April 2022.