Fall Semester

Wednesdays at 7:00pm

  • October 7

  • October 14

  • October 21

  • October 28

  • November 4

  • November 11

Winter Semester

Wednesdays at 7:00pm

  • January 27

  • February 3

  • February 10

  • February 17

  • February 24

  • March 3

  • March 10

  • March 17

Watershed Discipleship 

Wednesdays at 7:00pm

Our discipleship/social justice study is a discussion of the book, Watershed Discipleship, in partnership with our friends at Clean Water for the World

Session 6 - Nov. 11

"God's Gonna Trouble the Water: A Call to Discipleship in the Detroit Watershed"

Our Special Guest

  • Lydia Wylie-Kellermann

  • Kateri Boucher

For your preparation this week, consider these questions:

  1. Reflect on how water has shaped or been a part of your spiritual journey.

  2. Take some time to learn about struggles for water in your context.

About the Book

This collection introduces and explores "watershed discipleship" as a critical, contextual, and constructive approach to ecological theology and practice, and features emerging voices from a generation that has grown up under the shadow of climate catastrophe. Watershed Discipleship is a "triple entendre" that recognizes we are in a watershed historical moment of crisis, focuses on our intrinsically bioregional locus as followers of Jesus, and urges us to become disciples of our watersheds. Bibliographic framing essays by Myers trace his journey into a bioregionalist Christian faith and practice and offer reflections on incarnational theology, hermeneutics, and ecclesiology. The essays feature more than a dozen activists, educators, and practitioners under the age of forty, whose work and witness attest to a growing movement of resistance and reimagination across North America. This anthology overviews the bioregional paradigm and its theological and political significance for local sustainability, restorative justice, and spiritual renewal. Contributors reread both biblical texts and churchly practices (such as mission, baptism, and liturgy) through the lens of "re-place-ment." Herein is a comprehensive and engaged call for a "Transition church" that can help turn our history around toward environmental resiliency and social justice, by passionate advocates on the front lines of watershed discipleship.

Contributors

Sasha Adkins, Jay Beck, Tevyn East, Erinn Fahey, Katarina Friesen, Matt Humphrey, Vickie Machado, Jonathan McRay, Sarah Nolan, Reyna Ortega, Dave Pritchett, Erynn Smith, Sarah Thompson, Lydia Wylie-Kellermann

©2020 Wesley Foundation at the University of Michigan

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