Being Interrupted: Reimagining the Church's Mission from the Outside, In
Illustrated By: Ally Barrett
Stock No: WW058625
Being Interrupted: Reimagining the Church's Mission from the Outside, In  -     By: Al Barrett, Ruth Harley
    Illustrated By: Ally Barrett

Being Interrupted: Reimagining the Church's Mission from the Outside, In

Illustrated By: Ally Barrett
SCM Press / 2020 / Paperback

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Title: Being Interrupted: Reimagining the Church's Mission from the Outside, In
By: Al Barrett, Ruth Harley
Illustrated By: Ally Barrett
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: SCM Press
Publication Date: 2020
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.38 (inches)
Weight: 2 pounds
ISBN: 0334058627
ISBN-13: 9780334058625
Stock No: WW058625

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Beginning with a ‘Street Nativity Play’ that didn’t end as planned, and finishing with an open-ended conversation in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, "Being Interrupted" locates an institutionally-anxious Church of England within the wider contexts of divisions of race and class in ‘the ruins of empire’, alongside ongoing gender inequalities, the marginalization of children, and catastrophic ecological breakdown. In the midst of this bleak picture, Al Barrett and Ruth Harley open a door to a creative disruption of the status quo, ‘from the outside, in’: the in-breaking of the wild reality of the ‘Kin-dom’ of God. Through careful and unsettling readings in Mark’s gospel, alongside stories from a multicultural outer estate in east Birmingham, they paint a vivid picture of an 'alternative economy' for the Church's life and mission, which begins with transformative encounters with neighbours and strangers at the edges of our churches, our neighbourhoods and our imaginations, and offers new possibilities for repentance and resurrection.

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