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Spring 2019 Sessions | Christians With Questions

Christians With Questions

Christians with Questions 
Saturday, April 20, 2019
Blessed Hope United Methodist Church
3177 S. 107th Street (1/2 block South of Oklahoma)
West Allis, WI 53227
8:45 to 11:30 am
Path of Descent:“Crisis Contemplation

from the 2018 Conspire talks:
Rev. Dr. Barbara Holmes

Welcome to the last in our series on the Path of Descent,

This Saturday (4/20) we will be honored to hear Rev. Dr. Barbara Holmes talk about how does society deal with the major human atrocities that keep occurring. We can handle an individual crisis but there is a difference in dealing with a community in crisis. She will demonstrate how tears, and moaning, and dancing, and lament, are essential to contemplation — especially among those persons and communities who experience oppression? Most of the time, the Arts are involved with song and dance to deal with this pain. Barbara will give us examples.

Barbara is a spiritual writer, lecturer and author of five books, including “Joy Unspeakable: Contemplative practices of the Black Church”. She is the president of United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. Barbara will take us through the problem, what was happening and then show us how the community dealt with it.

Come Saturday and, as I suggest to you each month, that on the third Saturday of each month there is no better place to be than right here at  Christian with Questions discussing topics like this with friends who have the same questions as you do.     And as always, bring a friend or two along, ESPECIALLY ONES WHO have been involved with social justice issues.

Till we meet, enjoy, Joe