We’ll read a chapter or two of Bishop Carlton Pearson’s book in preparation for each class and then discuss what we find. Because of that, it will be important that each participant have a copy of the book.
The Gospel of Inclusion: Reaching Beyond Religious Fundamentalism to the True Love of God and Self by Carlton Pearson is available from the publisher and other booksellers:
From Simon and Schuster, the publisher: Trade Paperback • Abridged Audio Download • eBook
From Amazon.com: Five different formats
From Google Play: play.google.com
For the first week, please read the Introduction to the book, the Part One Introduction, and Chapter One: What is Inclusion? When you sign up, we will email you the course materials for the first session so you can prepare for the first class. A printed copy of each week's course materials will be available the week before the class.
We ask that you NOT read ahead until we are ready to begin preparation for the next chapter. This course builds from week to week. If you read ahead without preparation from the previous chapters, you may find hurdles that are extremely difficult to overcome.
Our schedule for the Course:
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Introduction to the book, Part One Introduction, and Chapter One: What is Inclusion?
Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Chapter Two: Divine Oneness and Chapter Three: What Brand of God Do You Use?
Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Part Two Introduction and Chapter Four: The Gospel of Sin
Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Chapter Five: The Gospel of Evil
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Chapter Six: The Gospel of Salvation
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Chapter Seven: The Gospel of Hate
Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Chapter Eight: The Gospel of Hell
Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Chapter Nine: The Gospel of Faith
Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Chapter Ten: The Gospel of Grace
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Part Three Introduction and Chapter Eleven: Re-Imagining God and Other Heretical Notions
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Chapter Twelve: What Second Coming? and Chapter Thirteen: Love: The New Religion
Tuesday, July 5, 2022
Afterword: Exile - A Price Worth Paying and Course Wrap Up