Most of us know the stories of Moses, Esther, Paul & Silas and Zacchaeus. But have you ever thought about the role privilege played in their stories?
In his new book, Dominique Dubois Gilliard looks at these well-known Bible stories from a different lens and translates the lessons he discovered to our current culture. Each of those Biblical characters had a form of privilege and, when faced with an opportunity, used it to subvert systems of power in order to uplift and restore vulnerable people.
Dan and Aaron spoke with Gilliard recently to take a deeper look at some of the main themes in his book Subversive Witness: Scripture's Call to Leverage Privilege.
"Acknowledging privilege is not about condemnation, shaming, or guilting one another into coerced actions," Gilliard said in the book. "Christians are called to acknowledge privilege because it is real and because doing so liberates us from its power. Confronting and addressing privilege liberates us to live into our created purpose fully and freely."
You're invited to join us in January to study and discuss Subversive Witness: Scripture's Call to Leverage Privilege. We'll meet on the first four Mondays in January 2022 at the Transformation Center (1519 Portage Ave., South Bend, IN 46616) from 7-9pm, with an optional free dinner from 6-7pm each night. If you want to join the study group, please RSVP by Monday, Dec. 27!
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