Lent at Park Avenue
Sundays at 11:00am
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Book Discussion: The Cross and the Lynching Tree
Wednesdays at 6:30pm (beginning on February 24th)
Throughout the season of Lent, Pastor Cathy and Isaiah will lead a six-week discussion on the book The Cross and the Lynching Tree by James H. Cone. This group will meet on Zoom beginning on Wednesday, February 24th at 6:30pm. All are welcome to attend this discussion.
The cross and the lynching tree are the two most emotionally charged symbols in the history of the African American community. In this powerful new work, theologian James H. Cone explores these symbols and their interconnection in the history and souls of black folk. Both the cross and the lynching tree represent the worst in human beings and at the same time a thirst for life that refuses to let the worst determine our final meaning. While the lynching tree symbolized white power and black death, the cross symbolizes divine power and black life God overcoming the power of sin and death. For African Americans, the image of Jesus, hung on a tree to die, powerfully grounded their faith that God was with them, even in the suffering of the lynching era.
The book can be purchased online from Amazon (both physical and Kindle), Strand Books, and many other local booksellers.
To sign up for this class, please email Isaiah at email@example.com.
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