St. Davids, PA
Eastern University is hosting an lecture series titled Windows on the World. This series is intended to stimulate personal involvement in and knowledge of some of the crucial and controversial issues facing Christianity today.
The lecture will be given by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove on “Finding Freedom from Slaveholder Religion.”
Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove grew up in the Bible Belt in the American South as a faithful church-going Christian. As a young recruit to the culture wars, he wanted to stand up for God and morality in public life. But he gradually came to realize that the gospel his Christianity proclaimed was not good news for everybody. As white evangelicals grapple with the resurgence of white nationalism in American politics, Jonathan shares his experience of learning how slaveholder religion distorted the gospel in America, and what we can learn from the freedom church that has always opposed slavery and injustice. Join us for a conversation about what it means for all of us to get free from slaveholder religion.
The Provost’s Office will host an informal luncheon in Baird Library (Walton Hall, 2nd floor) from 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. to extend the conversation over a meal.