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Free to Be Bound

Church Beyond the Color Line

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove


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Despite Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove's progressive worldview, he was unaware of the invisible borders separating neighborhood churches in the New South. Then, as a political candidate, he began to reach out to the black community, including a dynamic church. What he discovered forever transformed his view of the body of Christ.

NavPress, 9781600061905, 208pp.

Publication Date: February 5, 2008

About the Author

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove is an associate minister at the historically black St. John's Missionary Baptist Church. He is the author of To Baghdad and Beyond: How I Got Born Again in Babylon (Cascade, 2005) and Inhabiting the Church: Biblical Wisdom for a New Monasticism (Cascade, 2007). His articles have appeared in PRISM, The Other Side, Radiant, The Christian Century, and Raleigh News and Observer .