For our March PEACEtalk, and the above CPX video, Rev. Dr. Geoff Broughton spoke to us about his new book The Restorative Christ, which seeks to address the ways in which the life and teaching of Jesus challenge notions of justice through the presentation of a radical ‘enemy love’.
About The Restorative Christ:
The conviction that Jesus is the restorative Christ demands a commitment to the justice he articulated. The justice of the restorative Christ is justice with reconciliation, justice with repentance, justice with repair, and justice without retaliation. The Gospel of Luke and the book of Acts portray the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ through the radical concept of “enemy-love.” In conversation with Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Jesus-for-others), John Howard Yoder (a nonviolent Jesus), Miroslav Volf (an embracing Jesus), and Chris Marshall (a compassionate Jesus), Broughton demonstrates what the restorative Christ means for us today. Following the restorative Christ faithfully involves imaginative disciplines (seeing, remembering, and desiring), conversational disciplines (naming, questioning, and forgiving), and embodied disciplines (absorbing, repairing, and embracing).
In dialogue with Geoff was the Christian pastor and activist Jarrod McKenna of Love Makes a Way and Common Grace.