Theology Book Club


At the end of 2017 I started an online Theology Book Club by creating a Facebook group and inviting people I thought might be interested. This group is intended to be a safe space to discuss books and theology from more of a "Progressive Christian" point of view. We are a community of readers who have decided we can no longer be “that kind of Christian”.

We encourage members to discuss any and all books they are interested in, but the core of what we do is centered around a structured book club. We study books together as a community at a rate of one book each month. We value the unique voice of every person, and want to make ways for everyone to contribute at whatever level of commitment they desire.

Schedule of Books

December: What is the Bible? by Rob Bell
January: Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God by Brian Zahnd
February: Rescuing Jesus: How People of Color, Women, and Queer Christians are Reclaiming Evangelicalism by Deborah Jian Lee
March: Finding God in the Waves: How I Lost My Faith and Found it Again Through Science by Mike McHargue
April: The Bible Tells Me So by Peter Enns
May: Why I Left, Why I Stayed: Conversations on Christianity Between an Evangelical Father and His Humanist Son by Tony Campolo and‎ Bart Campolo
June: TBD
July: Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again by Rachel Held Evans (I am REALLY excited to read Rachel's new book!)

What We Do

Facebook Group: All are welcome to post discussion threads based on the book of the month.

Monthly Discussion Group: Once a month we get together as a group on Discord, a cross-platform communication app that allows for voice and text chat. The monthly group is designed to be more of an overview.

Weekly Discussion Group: On the off weeks, smaller groups meet on Discord to dig deeper into smaller sections of the book in more detail. These groups are designed to be 4-8 members so that everyone has a voice.

Podcast

Every week, John Weldy records the group he’s involved in and posts it as an extension of his podcast Reclaiming Christianity.

Podcasts talking about What is the Bible? by Rob Bell:
Week 1: Anakephalaiossathai
Week 2: God and the American Empire
Week 3: Living Through a Faith Shift

Podcasts related to Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God by Brian Zahnd:
Week 1: Hell No!
Week 2: Calvinism (spoiler alert, we are not fans!)


Join Us

This Theology Book Club is a secret Facebook group, and we value member privacy because we know that not everyone wants others to know they are questioning the beliefs they've been told not to question.

​If you would like to join the Facebook Group you can click here to email me. Or submit this contact form below:

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