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Event: Town Hall Seattle Hosts Andrew Himes

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Sunday, May 15 at 5 pm

Town Hall Seattle is hosting an event which with Andrew Himes (Author of The Sword of the Lord: The Roots of Fundamentalism in an American Family) in conversation with several local religious leaders about the book, and thinking about the fundamentals of faith.

To understand the historical and religious roots of Christian fundamentalism Seattle writer Andrew Himes looked to his family. He is the son, grandson, great-grandson, brother, nephew, and cousin of Baptist preachers. His grandfather, John R. Rice, shaped the beliefs of generations of fundamentalist Christians, and launched Billy Graham and Jerry Falwell into the national spotlight. Through his family’s story, Himes tells the story of fundamentalism, the rise of the Religious Right, and the movement of a new generation beyond the categorical and time-bound thinking of the 20th century.

Joining Andrew Himes:

· Pastor Pat Wright and The Total Experience Gospel Choir

· Rev. Rich Lang, pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church

· Rev. Catherine Foote, pastor of University Congregational UCC

· Rev. Alphonso H. Meadows, Jr., pastor of Ebenezer AME Zion

· Rev. Samuel B. McKinney, pastor emeritus of Mt. Zion Baptist Church

Tickets are $5 at www.brownpapertickets.com or 800/838-3006, or at the door beginning at 4:30 pm. Town Hall members receive priority seating. Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street.

The good news for those of us who are not living in Seattle is that it will be streamed live here: http://swordofthelordbook.com/livestream. It’s sure to be an interesting conversation, I plan on checking it out and I’m sure some of you folks will too.