BOOK STUDY: WHAT WOULD JESUS DECONSTRUCT? – starting April 10th
Mondays (7:30pm) Culver City
7 weeks (April 10-May 22)
Host: Justin Wentz
Discussion Leader: Joe Aumentado
Book: In What Would Jesus Deconstruct?, philosopher, John D. Caputo, introduces the notion of deconstruction and the practical implications it has for the church.
Purpose: The truth is often hidden behind a veil of assumptions. The task of deconstruction, then, is an attempt to tear this veil and let the truth show itself (for better or for worse). We are all too happy to entertain the “truth” so long as it keeps us safe and secure, but what about when it becomes an inconvenience? What if the truth threatens our sense of identity, challenges us to embrace the Other, and exposes the way we’ve made sense of the world as a farce? In deconstruction, the truth will set us free, so long as it doesn’t kill us first. So, within the context of community and conversation, we will learn and engage in the difficult task of deconstruction, and explore the practical implications it has for the church–with as little fatalities as possible.
If interested, contact: Sara Critchfield, Loft Community Life Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org