Jesus and the Disinherited

Beginning Sunday, January 27th, at 9:15 in Sherrill Hall, Deacon Jeffrey Toliver will guide us in a close reading and discussion of this classic work by theologian Howard Thurman. Here’s a brief summary: “In this classic theological treatise, the acclaimed theologian and religious leader Howard Thurman (1900-1981) demonstrates how the gospel may be read as a manual of resistance for the poor and disenfranchised. Jesus is a partner in the pain of the oppressed and the example of His life offers a solution to ending the descent into moral nihilism. Hatred does not empower–it decays. Only through self-love and love of one another can God’s justice prevail.”

During the Montgomery Bus Boycotts of the 1950’s, this book was a source light and strength for The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. King not only read the works of Howard Thurman, but was present for many of his sermons.  Some have called Howard Thurman the grandfather of the Civil Rights Movement.

This book study promises to be provocative and challenging, pushing us to understand Jesus of Nazareth in a different light than we may be accustomed to.  Join us for this 4 week journey.

You can order the book by clicking here. If you would like to join us on this journey, but can’t afford the book, just contact Chris (the pastor) at