The Book Club invites you to join in a discussion of Pastor Bledsoe’s debut novel, Rooster’s Table, next Sunday, October 27th, following service (about 11:15 a.m.).
You can download a free sample or purchase the book at iBooks for your iPad (the book is not available currently in paperback). Action, dialogue and pace are quick as diverse individuals clash and come together in a diner in a small town in Virginia. As the book jacket states it:
“This is a story about how one evening I set out to burn down the restaurant of a friend of mine for righteous cause, how someone who happened into my life redeemed me and how I was anointed in ashes. Oh, and it’s about the problem of knowledge.”
So says Robert Sherman Walker, the primary character and narrator of a multicultural apocalypse that unveils itself in a final fury of action at a table in a local dive in small town, Virginia. That unveiling is twined around characters like the African-American professor of philosophy, Jasmyn Parker, who happens into Robert’s life and provides a counter point to Hank Williams and Johannes Brahms with Thelonius Monk and Billie Holiday. They in turn are threaded into dualities of North/South, male/female, gay/straight, locals/immigrants, mentally challenged/right minded, and Black/White. Their life world is chimed in religious tones from Baptist to Methodist, Episcopalian and Pentecostal with a strong note of Sikhism. Then at an apocalyptic moment, the multicultural experiment of 1980s America erupts one ordinary Tuesday at a restaurant called Rooster’s.
Join with the author and others as we discuss how the novel was conceived and written and the various insights others bring to the reading of this story. iBooks Store
English: Marine Corps Marathon logo – from official Marine Corps logo site at http://www.tecom.usmc.mil/ccm/IMU/logos/misc/MCMLg.jpg (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The Army ten-miler is set for Sunday, October 20th. Please check out the link to the course route and see how your trip will be impacted or not.
Army Ten Mile Race Route
Then the following Sunday, October 27th, the Marine Corps Marathon will interfere with your travel to church. Look here for the route: Marine Marathon Map
Please do your best to join us in worship. Even the New Testament spoke about running the race of faith–may these marathoners inspire you to be faithful in worship!
Melencolia I by Albrecht Dürer, the first appearance of Dürer’s solid (1514). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Sunday, October 13th:
We will begin a five week study on “death.” Importantly, we are going to use a resource we have used in the past, a periodical entitled, Christian Reflection: A Series in Faith and Ethics produced out of Baylor University. One of the beautiful things about using this free resource is that it is easily accessed online where you can print out the entire issue (that would take a lot of paper) or read it online (easy). As well, there are five study guides available. So when you go to the web page and select the current issue on Death, I would suggest you print out the study guides and then proceed to read the issue online. There are extra resources in their library on Death that I will also suggest to you as this study unfolds. Feel free to give them a donation.
Here is the web site: Christian Reflection.
Bible study is at 9 a.m. in the Foster Room. Please join us and let’s study and discuss this very important issue in our lives that configures us so much by way of fear and faith.