Join Transform Network at Better Angels

Transform Network will be at Montreat Conference Center next week for BetterAngels - we hope to see you there!

Better Angels will examine the biblical, theological, and sociological understandings of power and the church’s relationship to it. It’s about the very real ways in which we can harness the power of community to change the world. Workshop topics include what we do after the march is over, gender and power in church, leading the mission committee beyond charity, understanding events like Charlottesville, and the impact power can have on preaching.

When we look at the intersection of today’s headlines and God’s concern we see topics like racism, #metoo, immigration, and violence. In each of these discussions, the common thread is power. It’s the same when we look at the topics of spirited discussion in our churches, like the budget, mission, stewardship, and recruitment of leaders. And yet power is something we rarely talk about, analyze, or organize around, even though we’re dealing with it, using it, or finding ourselves without it, all the time.

Christena Cleveland, a social psychologist, public theologian, author and professor, and Eric H.F. Law, founder and executive director of the Kaleidoscope Institute and Episcopalian priest, will be the keynote speakers at Better Angels. Jonathan Walton, author, social ethicist, and religious scholar, will be the conference’s preacher.

Learn more at www.montreat.org/better-angels. See you there!

Stephen Roach Knight