VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/19/20)—As individuals and churches seek information and insight, motivation and meaning at a critical moment in our nation’s history, Judson Press has released a new online discussion guide to accompany the recently-released “Crossing the Lines We Draw: Faithful Responses to a Polarized America,” by Matthew Tennant (2020).
The six-session guide, designed for use with congregations and other groups, is available for download at judsonpress.com at no cost.
In “Crossing the Lines We Draw,” Tenant, senior minister of University Baptist Church, Charlottesville, Va., invites readers to journey toward engagement with others that will help to overcome the barriers of politics, culture, race and theology that can divide us. Tenant, a scholar as well as a pastor, offers scriptural insights for developing strategies that will equip people of faith to “cross the lines” in meaningful dialogue within their congregations and in the communities where they live, work and minister.
In addition, Judson Press recommends these resources in print and e-publication formats on racial and social justice:
- “The Fierce Urgency of Prophetic Hope” by Wendell L. Griffen;
- “Justice for Rizpah’s Children: Radical Responses to Childhood Poverty” by Marilyn P. Turner-Triplett;
- “Listen to the Children/Escuchemos a los niños” by Elizabeth Conde-Frazier;
- “Looking Back, Moving Forward: Wisdom from the Sankofa Institute,” Dwight N. Hopkins, editor;
- “Reconciliation and Reparation: Preaching Economic Justice” by Joseph Evans;
- “Speak Until Justice Wakes” by J. Alfred Smith Sr.;
- “To Live in God: Daily Reflections with Walter Rauschenbusch” by Dennis L. Johnson and
- “Welcoming Community: Diversity That Works” by Douglas Avilesbernal.
Founded in 1824, Judson Press is a publishing ministry of American Baptist Home Mission Societies, American Baptist Churches USA. It is committed to producing Christ-centered leadership resources for the transformation of individuals, congregations, communities and cultures.
American Baptist Home Mission Societies partners with American Baptists to promote Christian faith, cultivate Christ-centered leaders and disciples, and bring healing and transformation to communities across the United States and Puerto Rico.
American Baptist Churches USA is one of the most diverse Christian denominations today, with approximately 5,000 congregations comprised of 1.3 million members, across the United States and Puerto Rico, all engaged in God’s mission around the world.