SLOW KINGDOM COMING

Join us for this exploration in the practices for doing justice, loving mercy, and walking humbly in the world. 

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WEEK #1 - 9/18/16

PARTICIPATING IN THE KINGDOM

Pages 1-26

Something to ponder:

“Who we are determines how we act, and how we act determines who we are as we do justice, love mercy and walk humbly in the world” How do you respond to this challenge?

WEEK #2 - 9/25/16

PRACTICE ONE:  ATTENTION - AWAKENING TO JUSTICE

Pages 27-41

Something to ponder:

When have you been awakened to pursuing justice in the world? What prompted that awakening in
your life?

WEEK #3 - 10/2/16

PRACTICE TWO:  CONFESSION - THE POSTURE FOR ENGAGING

Pages 43-62

Something to ponder: 

Read Mark 8: 23-25.  In what ways do you see Jesus leading the blind man step by step? Imagine yourself as the blind man. What do you think? Feel? Hope for?

WEEK #3 -10/9/16 & 10/17/16

PRACTICE THREE:  RESPECT - THE GOLDEN RULE FOR HELPING

Pages 63-82

Something to ponder:

The author suggests that there are times when “we may not be offering respect, even if the goal is helping”  Why would the author include the practice of respect as one of the five practices?

WEEK #4 - 10/30/16

PRACTICE FOUR:  PARTNERING - WITH NOT FOR

Pages 81-102

What does it mean to “partner together with God”? In what ways have you experienced that type of partnership in your own life?

WEEK #5 - 11/6/16

PRACTICE THREE:  TRUTHING - HARD THINKING & FEET ON THE GROUND

“Truth multiplied by love equals a more just world”.
How do you respond to this formula?


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Kent Annan is author of Slow Kingdom Coming (May 2016), After Shock (2011) and of Following Jesus through the Eye of the Needle (2009). He is co-director of Haiti Partners, a nonprofit focused on education in Haiti. He’s on the board of directors of Equitas Group, a philanthropic foundation focused on ending child exploitation in Haiti and Southeast Asia.

He’s a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary (M.Div.) and Palm Beach Atlantic University (B.A.). He teaches adult education at his local church. He speaks regularly to groups around the country. He is married to Shelly, and they live in Florida with their daughter (2005) and son (2009).

 

A FEW MORE DETAILS:

After graduating from university, Kent worked for two years in Western Europe with refugees from the former Yugoslavia, Iran, Sierra Leone, and other countries. During his graduate studies at Princeton Seminary he spent three months studying in India. A few days after graduation, he moved to Albania and then Kosovo to work for six months with refugees there. Later he moved back to Princeton to work (and for love!). Then in 2003 he and his wife moved to Haiti for two and a half years. He has continued to work for Haiti since and travels there regularly from Florida.

In addition to his books, Kent’s writing has appeared in publications including Utne Reader, Subtropics, Geez, Adbusters, The Sun, Natural Bridge, Puerto Del Sol, Christianity Today, Sojourners, and Orion. He wrote a chapter for the book Global Perspectives on the Bible. He has been featured on national TV and radio shows.

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