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Theology Brunch: The Cross & the Lynching Tree

Rev. Dr. E. Scott Jones
March 29 2018

“Until we can see the cross and the lynching tree together, until we can identify Christ with the ‘recrucified’ black body hanging from a lynching tree, there can be no genuine understanding of Christian identity in America, and no deliverance from the brutal legacy of slavery and white supremacy.”–James Cone

For our first Theology Brunch–Thursday, March 29 at noon at Early Bird–which falls on Maundy Thursday Senior Minister Scott Jones will lead a discussion of one of the most powerful books he has read on the atonement–James Cone’s The Cross and the Lynching Tree.

James Cone is one of America’s great living theologians.  He is the founder of the theological movement known as black liberation theology.

This book has won numerous awards and will provide provocative discussion for Holy Week.

A note on reading:  You won’t be expected to read the book, though feel free to.  Here is the concluding chapter of the book: Legacies of the Cross & the Lynching Tree