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Counter-imperial Churching for a Planetary Gospel

Seminar
Date: 
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Location: 
Pilgrim Place - Porter Hall
Event Description: 

“We live in an era that requires us to radicalize what ‘church’ means.” So writes Timothy Murphy, who argues that “church” should no longer be a noun, an entity, or an object, but rather an activity—what he calls churching; that is, a process of practicing discipleship with others in the way of Jesus. Weaving together different perspectives, including liberation theology, process thought, postcolonial thought and theology, alternative ecclesiological formulations, and political theory, Murphy develops an ecclesiology that is also a radical missiology—a way of being in the world that holds together both spirituality and social commitments. In the context of globalizing empire and climate chaos, Murphy offers a way forward for those who are seeking to make a deep commitment to an alternative way of living, of connecting, and of resisting. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Presenter Bios: Timothy Murphy is the Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion and Politics at Claremont School of Theology. He is the former Executive Director of Progressive Christians Uniting, a faith and social justice organization that is based in southern California. He has served in various congregational and ministry settings in Kentucky, Missouri, Washington, Texas, and California with the Disciples of Christ and United Church of Christ.

             Co-Sponsed by the Pomona Valley Chapter of Progressive Christians Uniting

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