Veritas Forums: Among the Fragments: Race & the Fragile Hope of Wholeness in America | Dr Willie J. Jennings
April 22, 2021 - Yale theologian Willie J. Jennings
(Recorded April 22, 2021)
The legacy of race and racism in America has left our society fragmented and fragile. But is there hope? Can Christianity provide a vision for joining these fragments together — a vision for human wholeness —or is it merely part of the problem?
This event was co-sponsored by The Veritas Forum, the University of Chicago Christian community, Organization of Black Students at University of Chicago, and The University of Chicago Office of Spiritual Life.
Veritas Forums: Be Real: Knowing and Expressing the Authentic Self in a Performative Age
April 21, 2022 - Fiona Dieffenbach
This event was moderated by Emily Crews, teaching fellow at the UChicago Divinity School.
Veritas Forums: Wholeness Beyond What Fractures
February 4, 2021 - Inner Wholeness Beyond Shame, Isolation, & Despair
Should you want to interact more around the topics discussed, you can find several of Curt’s articles below. We might recommend discussing these with others in your community.
- What do You Want? (Relating well to your various needs.)
- It’s a Matter of Time (How to respond to a period of prolonged delay.)
- A Body of Work (The importance of incorporating your whole body in your quest for wellness.)
- Beauty Will Save the World (The role of creativity in fostering wholeness.)
- More resources
Additionally, by visiting this link you can download the first two chapters of Curt’s tremendous book The Soul of Shame: Retelling the Stories We Believe About Ourselves (apply the discount code 40IVP18 for 40% off and free shipping).
October 2020 : The State of Reconciliation in America: Examining the Case for Hope in Troubled Times
You can watch the videos below and download the discussion guides. Click here to download a series overview document.
OCTOBER 27th - Dennae Pierre
Dennae shared with us about the Christian “vocation of reconciliation,” and how Christians should be reconcilers in every facet of their lives.
OCTOBER 20th - Dr. Efrem Smith
Efrem shared from his studies and experiences as a pastor of multi-ethnic churches on “the work of cross-cultural, reconciling, justice-oriented disciple making.”
OCTOBER 13th - Dr Christina Edmondson
Dr Edmondson discussed the need for discipleship toward the beautiful vision of the glorious community from every tongue, tribe, and nation that Jesus gave his life to see realized.
OCTOBER 6th - Dr Michael Emerson
Dr Emerson discussed the history and the challenges of the multi-ethnic church and reconciliation movement and challenged Christians to confront whether their racialized expression of Christianity is really the Christianity of Jesus.