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Jesus’s Mission and Ours
January 17, 2021 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm PST
“Jesus’s Mission and Ours” is the theme of a series of conversations that will take place each Sunday from January 10 through February 14, 11:00 a.m. to noon, featuring John Cobb. The series is being sponsored and hosted by John’s church community, Claremont United Methodist Church. Each conversation will focus on a portion of his most recent book, Salvation, and will be facilitated by Ron Hines.
TOPIC FOR JANUARY 17th: Can Jesus’s Heirs Create a Saving Counterculture? (chapters 2, 3, 4)
Jesus announced the basileia theou (divine commonwealth) in his mission to save his people from Rome and from their own proclivity to violence. To follow Jesus today is to adopt the most inclusive mission in our day—“to save the world from the self-destruction on which it now seems bent.” John is frank about the dilemmas in freeing American self-understanding from its “Christianism” and “modern” metaphysics. He likens Jesus’s mission to today’s invitation to an “ecological civilization,” which is called for in the constitution of China, and he celebrates the emergence of “communities of communities” and “ecological economics.” The book summarizes a lifetime of reflection by this eminent scholar in our midst, and gives insight into his current popularity in China.
Purchase the book using the link here, and the Cobb Institute will receive a small percentage of the revenue.