Friday Forum Book Group — More Beautiful and More Terrible

On Friday, October 16, 2020, Adventist Forum held its Friday Forum Book Group where Andy Lampkin, PhD, bioethics professor at AdventHealth University, and Mark Carr, MDiv, PhD, regional director of Ethics for Providence Health & Services, discussed More Beautiful and More Terrible: The Embrace and Transcendence of Racial Inequality in the United States by Imani Perry.

This discussion was hosted by Adventist Forum Board Chair Carmen Lau and board member Alexander Carpenter. Spectrum Journal Editor Bonnie Dwyer and Managing Editor Alisa Williams are conversation partners for the Friday Forum which seeks to promote community, value scholarship, and imagine ways for Adventists to live an abundant kingdom life together.

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Book cover image courtesy of NYU Press.


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I appreciated viewing this discussion on vimeo - thanks so much for approaching timely topics in a thoughtful way. Also today I received a flyer about the Amazing Facts! upcoming on-line Rev Seminar - Beasts! 666! Pale Horses! All You Need To Know! Be Ready!! (sigh). Makes me certainly appreciate the Friday Forum Book Group.

Thank you for the encouragement, Carolyn. Our next Friday Forum will discuss “Caste” by Isabella Wilkerson. This will be on Zoom and Facebook Live at 10 am Pacific, Friday, November 6. Peace.

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