New book takes closer look at what Clarence Jordan’s legacy means today
This year marks the 80th anniversary of the founding of Koinonia Farm, where black and white Christians in Jim Crow Georgia broke bread and worked together to restore their shared land. To celebrate that anniversary, Plough is releasing a new title in its Plough Spiritual Guides series: The Inconvenient Gospel: A Southern Prophet Tackles War, Wealth, Race, and Religion, capturing the vision and message of Koinonia’s founder, Clarence Jordan.
You are invited to join Christianity Today’s Russell Moore, Koinonia Farm director Bren Dubay, and Baptist minister Starlette Thomas at 8 p.m. EDT Thursday, Oct. 27, as they discuss what one unlikely Southern Baptist preacher had to say about wealth, war, race, and religion. The conversation will be moderated by Bruderhof member David Johnson.
Among those looking forward to being online for the conversation is Fuller Center for Housing President David Snell, who penned a testimonial for the book.
“We at The Fuller Center for Housing consider Clarence Jordan to be our spiritual father,” Snell said. “The seminal work that he and Millard Fuller did at Koinonia Farm in the late 1960s laid the foundation for Millard’s Biblical 40-year housing ministry at Koinonia Partners, Habitat for Humanity and ultimately at The Fuller Center. The Inconvenient Gospel tells the story of this remarkable way in his own words taken from his writing and preaching.”