Chautauqua Lecture Series: Civil Conversations on Racial & Other Reconciliations, Part 3

 Wednesday, August 11, 2021 
10:30am-11:30am  
Train Station Patio

All Lakesiders are warmly invited to participate in a 3-day experience that will focus on engaging in civil conversations about Racial Reconciliation and other societal issues. This series of conversations is jointly sponsored by 2 of the 4 Chautauqua pillars: Education (inform/explain); and Religion (inspire, enlighten).

The sessions will be a combination of lecture and group conversations. Lectures will provide foundations for engaging in civil conversations about controversial topics, and group discussions will encourage the practice of understanding and appreciating different perspectives, the initiating and/or deepening of relationships along with considerations for how to make sense of, and resolve, current issues. A primary component of lectures that will inform and guide the group discussions is based upon historic Quaker principles that include: plain speech (speaking the truth in love); convincing not coercing (dialogue over dictating); reasoning together (cooperative competition of ideas); and seeking God’s truth (rather than insisting on personal preferences).

All sessions will be convened by Rev. Dr. Greg Linville who has convened Civil Conversations for many church, denominational and university groups including the Lakeside community. Linville has taught courses on ethics, ministry, theology, and Bible at five Universities & Seminaries in three different countries. Currently the Executive Director Emeritus and Director of Resource Development for an international sports-related, mission (CSRM), Linville is a licensed Minister within the Evangelical Friends Yearly Meeting Eastern Region and has both an earned and honorary Doctorate. Linville is the author of numerous books, chapters, articles and manuals; serves as the General Editor and Publisher of CSRM’s publishing house (Overwhelming Victory Press); and hosts a weekly podcast. Greg is a member of Lakeside’s Religious Life Advisory team and has served on the Lakeside Board.

In the literary tradition of Chautauqua, Lakesiders are warmly encouraged to read any or all of the suggested books listed below and then join in presentations and discussions. (A previous reading of the books is encouraged but NOT required).

Seminars will convene on August 9, 10 & 11 at 10:30 AM.

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Suggested Books

·Racial Reconciliation

o Let Justice Roll Down – John Perkins

o Dream with Me: Race, Love & the Struggle We Must Win - John Perkins

o Divided by Faith: Evangelical Religion & the Problem of Race in America – Michael Emerson

o The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism – Jemar Tisby

o Bloodlines: Race, Cross & the Christian - John Piper

o Strength to Love – Martin Luther King

·Quaker Testimonies

o Following Jesus – Paul Anderson

o The Rich Heritage of Quakerism – Walter R. Williams

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