How do the books of Song of Songs, Ecclesiastes, Ruth, Lamentations, and Esther impact the daily rhythms of your life? I'll be honest to say they usually don't because I forget they are there and because our churches don't regularly preach them; this must be addressed!
Robert Williamson Jr. is an associate professor of religious studies at Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas, where he teaches courses in biblical studies. He is also the founding pastor of Mercy Community Church of Little Rock, a multi-denominational worshiping community that welcomes all people–especially those living on the streets. As both a scholar and pastor, Robert is interested in the ways that the Bible speaks to life in the contemporary world; particularly about the call the Bible places on Christians to resist the powers of systemic injustice that oppress the many in order to enrich the few.
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