Walter Rauschenbusch (1861-1918) was a Baptist pastor, Seminary professor and American theologian of the first order. His prophetic and courageous ministry was forged in the pressure points of urban poverty set against the demanding influence of the Industrial revolution. After needing to officiate far too many funerals for children, he felt called by God into a life of social activism that matured into what later was called the Social Gospel. Today, he is remembered as a formidable leader who wrote convincingly of the need for Christians to develop their spiritual lives while simultaneously working for the betterment for all of humanity.
Our own Rev. Dr. Dennis Johnson has studied and written extensively on the ministry and writings of Rauschenbusch. We are inviting interested readers to join him for learning and discussion this fall. Dennis will be offering a brief overview of this effort in the Living Well Sunday school class this Sunday at 10 a.m. (Meeting Room One). A follow-up B.Y.O. lunch will take place on Thursday, September 29 at noon in the same location. Though nearly 100 years ago, the insights and remedies offered by Rauschenbusch are as fresh and important as ever. Please consider your participation to one or both of these opportunities. They are opened to all interested.Download Flyer