There is a distinctively Christian way to engage the so-called “outsider” and “stranger.”
Tolerate one another. Wait. Isn’t that supposed to be love one another? It’s one thing to genuinely love people who are more or less the same as we are, but what about those who are not only strangers, but are people who live completely different lives? Reliable spiritual guide Will Willimon invites you to look more closely at the Gospel’s command to love—because to genuinely love those considered to be “Other,” or outside the mainstream Christian culture, may be the hardest thing for people of faith to do. In addition to the book, a Leader Guide and a DVD are available for a 5-week, video-based, small group study.
This 5-week study invites readers to an on-the ground faith that hearkens to a soliciting and revealing God—the God who comes to us again and again through so-called outsiders, strangers, immigrants, and those without status. The DVD features onscreen video conversations between Will Willimon and Delia Catalina Ramirez, each focusing on a chapter of Fear of the Other:
Session 1: Saved by the Other
Session 2: The Other, My Enemy
Session 3: Learning to Fear Like Christians
Session 4: Loving the Other in Church
Session 5: Jesus, the Other
Closed captioned. 5 sessions; 13–18 min. each.