OEP Book Group: Drew Hart’s Who Will Be A Witness?

Every Wednesday from 7:00-8:30 EST: October 21st, 28th & November 4th & 11th

Join us in October and November to discuss Drew Hart’s book, Who Will Be A Witness? Igniting Activism for God’s Justice, Love, and Deliverance. Sessions will be facilitated by OEP’s Racial Justice Organizers Tamera Shaw and Grace Cook-Huffman.

How can followers of Jesus can activate ourselves for resistance and justice in our communities? Hart asks us to disrupt the teachings of white Christianity and religious nationalism to uncover and rediscover true Christianity. Intertwining scripture and personal anecdotes, Hart offers us support and empowerment to be true witnesses to God’s message of love and justice in our local and national contexts. The book calls readers to work for all forms of justice - racial, economic, environmental, and more.

“May we have the courage to talk back and invite those in society to undergo a radical revolution of values, repentance, and rebirth so that we may begin to experience a taste of beloved community in this land” (Hart, 172). 

We invite you to read chapters beforehand, but it’s not required for participation in the conversation. In each session, the facilitators will provide quotes and questions connected to the featured chapters. 


Session Dates and Times:

All sessions will take place from 7:00-8:30 EST via Zoom. The Zoom link will be provided upon registration.

Sessions will cover the following chapters: 

October 21

  • Chapter 1: Trouble Won’t Last Always
  • Chapter 2: Liberating Barabbas: And the Things That Make for Peace 
  • Chapter 3: The Supremacist Captivity of The Church

October 28  

  • Chapter 4: "Talking Back, Talking Black": Unveiling America's Sins and Its Myth of Exceptionalism 
  • Chapter 5: The Politics of The Church: Belong, Power, and Jesus Our Center  

November 4  

  • Chapter 6: Justice and Worshiping Community
  • Chapter 7: Economic Injustice and the Church 

November 11

  • Chapter 8: The Things That Make for Peace: Conducive Strategies for Ecclesial Grassroots Justice Work
  • Chapter 9: The Politics of Love 
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October 21, 2020 at 7pm - November 11, 2020
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