Q: Why "Resistance" Bible Study


A:  The name "Resistance" Bible Study was coined by Rev. Dr. Jim Burklo, author, blogger, leader of Center for Progressive Christianity and Senior Associate Dean of Religious Services at USC (plus a friend of Rev. Ruth Hamilton).  Rev. Burklo writes: 


Christianity is part of our country's problem.

But it is also part of the solution.  Faithfully following Jesus' law of love inspires us to stand up for full LGBTQ equality, immigrant rights, women's rights, environmental protection, and robust social insurance and universal health coverage for all - especially for the most vulnerable of our fellow citizens.  Studying the historical roots of the Bible, without super-naturalistic presumptions, primes us to promote scientific and social progress and fact-based, compassionate public policies. 

Christianity suffuses American culture in profound ways.  So the ways we interpret the Bible have serious political consequences.  Here we'll look fearlessly and critically at both the Bible and the daily news, and prayerfully seek guidance for our activism to preserve our endangered freedoms.

The name "Resistance" Bible Study was coined by Rev. Dr. Jim Burklo, author, blogger,

Resource Organization

Resistance by Zoom--12:30 Sundays


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Discussion Questions for Kendi’s Anti-Racism Chapter on Failure

  • Why is the strategy of moral suasion so often so ineffective?
  • If moral suasion is largely ineffective with the oppressors, is there a place where it can be used effectively?
  • What is the difference between a demonstration and a protest? For example, into which category did the Montgomery, AL bus boycott fit? Why was it so effective? Into which category does the Poor People’s Campaign fit?

Westminster working to become an Antiracist ChurchBecoming Anti-Racist.

Today, the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival has picked up this unfinished work. From Alaska to Arkansas, the Bronx to the border, people are coming together to confront the interlocking evils of systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, militarism and the war economy, and the distorted moral narrative of religious nationalism. We understand that as a nation we are at a critical juncture — that we need a movement that will shift the moral narrative, impact policies and elections at every level of government, and build lasting power for poor and impacted people.

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Building Rhythm Together for Christ's Love