Author, activist and peacemaker Shane Claiborne will speak on God’s inclusive love in a world that is starved for grace. His presentation, “The Scandal of Grace,” is 7 p.m. Nov. 16 at First-Plymouth Church, 2000 D Street.
The session is free and open to the public. Claiborne has lectured multiple times in Lincoln, with his most recent appearance coming in June 2016.
With hard stories from the streets of Philadelphia and the war zone of Iraq, Claiborne will invite his audience to reflect on how to see people we may not even like in a new way, through the grace of inclusive love.
"With new eyes we can look at people we don't even like and see ‘the one we love’,” said Claiborne. “Imagine a revolution that is gentle and magnetic, a revolution big enough to set both the oppressed and oppressors free,” he continued.
The session will include music by guitarist Daniel Martinez. Free will donations will be accepted.
Claiborne has worked with Mother Teresa in Calcutta and founded The Simple Way in Philadelphia. He heads up Red Letter Christians, a movement committed to living "as if Jesus meant the things he said."
His books include "Common Prayer, The Irresistible Revolution" and "Executing Grace." His books have been translated into more than a dozen languages. Copies of Claiborne’s books will be available for purchase during a book signing following the evening session.