MENEILLY VISITING SCHOLAR LECTURE SERIES
Thanks to our Visiting Scholar Lisa Sharon Harper for her thought-provoking presentations and thanks to all who participated. Watch videos of her lectures below.
Friday, March 5: Session 1 "Four Words That Change Everything"
This lecture is based on her book "The Very Good Gospel" focuses on theological foundations for practicing shalom.
Saturday, March 6: Session 2 "The Call to Beloved Community"
Lisa Sharon Hoffman leads a discussion on the question: How do we respond to a history of racism and become the Beloved Community described in Psalm 85?
Saturday, March 6: Session 3 "How to Repair What Race Broke in the World" seeks to propel us toward Shalom (which Lisa Sharon Harper defines as a generation of abundance). This lecture is based on her upcoming book.
About Lisa Sharon Harper
Lisa Sharon Harper is the founder and president of Freedom Road, a consulting group that crafts experiences of common understanding and common commitments that lead to common action toward a more just world. Lisa is a public theologian whose writing, speaking, activism and training have sparked and fed the fires of re-formation in the church from Ferguson and Charlottesville to South Africa, Brazil, Australia, and Ireland. In 2014, Huffington Post identified Lisa as one of 50 Women Religious Leaders to Celebrate on International Women’s Day.
She writes extensively on shalom and governance, racial and gender justice, and transformational civic engagement. She has written or co-authored several books, including "Evangelical Does Not Equal Republican...or Democrat" (2008); “Left Right and Christ: Evangelical Faith in Politics” (2011); “Forgive Us: Confessions of a Compromised Faith” (2014), and her most recent, “The Very Good Gospel: How Everything Wrong Can Be Made Right” (2016). Ms. Harper’s next book is entitled, “Fortune: My Journey to Understand How Race Broke My Family and the World—and How to Repair It All” It will be published in December 2021.
Lisa Sharon Harper received her Master's degree in Human Rights from Columbia University, NYC, and served as Sojourner Magazine chief church engagement officer.
ABOUT MENEILLY VISITING SCHOLAR
The Meneilly Visiting Scholar program brings well known Bible scholars and theologians to Village Church and the community in the desire to:
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