For our next PEACEtalk we a privileged to be hearing from writer and activist Lisa Sharon Harper on the topic of ‘The Very Good Gospel: What is the global story and why is the Gospel good news?’
Part 2 – Q&A:
About the speaker:
Lisa Sharon Harper is a former Sojourners Chief Church Engagement Officer. A prolific speaker, writer and activist, Ms. Harper is the author of several books, including The Very Good Gospel: How Everything Wrong can be Made Right (June 2016, Waterbrook/Multnomah, a division of RandomHouse) an exploration of God’s intent for the wholeness of all relationships in light of today’s headlines. Ms. Harper fasted for 22 days as a core faster with the 2013 immigration reform Fast for Families and trained and catalyzed evangelicals in St. Louis to engage the 2014 push for justice in Ferguson. A columnist at Sojourners Magazine and an Auburn Fellow, Harper is regularly featured in The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, and Relevant Magazine. In 2015 The Huffington Post recognized her as one of “50 Powerful Women Religious Leaders to Celebrate on International Women’s Day.” She is in the ordination process with the Evangelical Covenant Church. More information is on Lisa Sharon Harper’s web site.
About PEACE: PEACEtalks is a monthly event hosted by Paddington Anglican Church aimed at serving the community by promoting and cultivating deep conversations about life, the world and everything. ‘PEACE’ stands for ‘political, ethical, artistic & cultural engagement’. As such, our events seek to take all of these areas of our shared humanity seriously in a world where such things are often marginalized. We also seek to demonstrate the ways in which spiritual and theological reflection enable us to look at all of these important areas afresh. All welcome!