Expanding Our We – Sundays @ 3:45

Expanding Our We

Cultivating Christ-Centered Community Across Racial Lines

Sundays @ 3:45 PM on Zoom
e-mail rector@allangelschurch.com to register

This time of physical distancing has provided new space and new reasons for us to think again about how we form our social bonds. Join us this Easter season as we are led in a study on cultivating “Christ-Centered Community” by our new “Scholar-in-Residence,” the Rev. Dr. Courtney Bryant. Over six weeks, Dr. Bryant will lead us in rich discussions through scripture, theology, and ethics as we reconsider who “we” are, and who “we” might called to be in Christ.

Our schedule for the study is below. More information on the Dr. Bryant can be found at the bottom of this e-mail. Hope you can join us!

April 19th
Minimalist or Maximalists? or How Big do You Like your God?

Resource: Christ as the Center by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
April 26th
Christian Community & The Power of Privilege

Resource: Acts 5  

May 10th
Christian Conversion as Embodied Solidarity

Resource: Enfleshing Freedom by M. Shawn Copeland
May 17th
Love as the Standard

Resource: Romans 13:8 
May 24th
Confronting Evil: The Christian’s Relationship to Power

Resource: TBA
May 31st
What Does the Lord Require: Mutuality and the Makings of Justice

Resource: Micah 6:8 and Mark 12:31

Courtney Bryant

The Rev. Courtney Bryant, Ph.D.

 The Rev. Dr. Courtney Bryant is our new “Scholar-in-Residence” at All Angels Church. A dynamic preacher, scholar, teacher, organizer and artist-activist, Rev. Courtney Bryant graduated from Duke Divinity with her Masters of Divinity in 2011. The American and National Baptist Conferences dually ordained her, shortly thereafter, in 2012. Rev. Bryant received her doctorate in Religion, Ethics, and Society at Vanderbilt University. Her work focuses on the racial, gender and sexual politics of embodiment. When she is not writing academically, Reverend Bryant is a contributing editor for Urban Faith, Syndicate and Godzchild publications.

In addition to her academic and writing talents, Rev. Bryant exercises her gifts as preacher and teacher and facilitator in the local church. She has served as the Minister of Social Justice at Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church and The Grove Nashville, where in addition to plugging the congregation into local social justice efforts, she taught the importance of believers living into their identities as co-creators and disciples by creating loving relationships in the world and seeking justice for the oppressed. She is also deeply committed to playing an embodied role in the work of what Paulo Freire calls conscientization—the development of critical awareness of one’s social reality through reflection and action, with a special emphasis on the work of racial reconciliation.

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