Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Book #2 - The Church Enslaved

In order to be faithful to my decision to do more reading on racial and justice issues, I just read The Church Enslaved: A Spirituality of Racial Reconciliation by Tony Campolo and Michael Battle. I read this book with a small group of pastors. We spent a few hours yesterday discussing the book and what it means for us to live into racial reconciliation. The discussion was much better than the book. It was obviously written for seminary students. It was interesting that the African American pastors in my group thought that what the authors were recommending was pretty watered down. The value for me was the questions I asked myself through reading the book and then discussing it with fellow pastors. Community is good!


Anonymous said...

There other great read by Tony Campolo that complement your work and study. I also think everyone will enjoy the clip of Tony on Eastern University's website at www.eastern.edu/change. His perspective on urban economic development has formed the foundation of the urban studies program at the School for Social Change.