Anabaptist Core#2 – Jesus at Centre

Some years ago, Urban Expression in partnership with the Anabaptist Network and Bristol Baptist College ran several webinars. These were hosted and recorded by the Church of the Brethren in the US.

Core Conviction #2 highlights Jesus as the focal point of God’s revelation. Committed to a Jesus-centered approach to the Bible and community of faith, we read the Bible to discern and apply its implications for discipleship. Presenter LaDonna Sanders Nkosi will lead the conversation and reflection on this topic as well as “Jesus as the focal point – what is its practice in everyday life, faith, and community.

A wordsmith, preacher, public poet, consultant, and trainer, LaDonna Sanders Nkosi is convening pastor for The Gathering Chicago (http://facebook.comTheGatheringChicago), a community of prayer and global/local service based in Hyde Park, Chicago, that emphasizes gathering communities across cultures and divides serving together, engaging discipleship, and following Jesus. Rev. Nkosi is the co-founder of Ubuntu Global Village Foundation which builds bridges and partnerships with communities in the United States, South Africa, and Rwanda and, global host for Ubuntu Global Village Prayer for the Nations. She is a Doctor of Ministry, Wright Scholar at McCormick Theological Seminary (Chicago). Rev. Nkosi looks to the teachings and ministry of Jesus as recorded in the Bible as a central focus for liberation, justice, and healing of our communities, peoples, and global relations. These 2015-16 webinars organized by the Centre for Anabaptist Studies will explore the 7 core convictions of the UK Anabaptist Network. These summarize the heart of Anabaptism and its contemporary significance. They are also at the heart of the book, “The Naked Anabaptist”. We have invited 7 people from different contexts (the UK, South Africa, Australia and North America) to reflect on these convictions, critique them and ask how they work out in practice.