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Friday Forum Book Group — The Cross and the Lynching Tree


On March 12, 2021, Adventist Forum held its Friday Forum Book Group with guest panelists Maury Jackson, DMin, associate professor of Practical Theology at La Sierra University, and Chris Oberg, lead pastor at La Sierra University Church.

We discussed The Cross and the Lynching Tree by James H. Cone (published by Orbis Books, January 1, 2011, 224 pages).

This discussion was hosted by Adventist Forum Board Chair Carmen Lau and board member Alexander Carpenter. Spectrum Journal Editor Bonnie Dwyer and website Managing Editor Alisa Williams are conversation partners for the Friday Forum which seeks to promote community, value scholarship, and imagine ways for Adventists to live an abundant kingdom life together.

WATCH the Friday Forum discussion below or on our Vimeo page by clicking here:


To view our Friday Forum Reading List and Schedule click here.


Alisa Williams is managing editor of

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