For Christians, resistance is written right into our baptismal vows. Following Christ means resisting oppression and evil wherever we might find it. Doing that work requires us to first rise up, face our fears, and cultivate courage that can sustain us for the journey. Weaving together wisdom from sources as diverse as Reformed theology, recovery communities, social justice visionaries, and Twentieth Century history, Heath creates a way forward for those who wish to live lives of faithful, sustained, courageous resistance.
Emily C. Heath is a United Church of Christ minister currently serving as Senior Pastor of the Congregational Church in Exeter, New Hampshire, and a writer and public theologian. A former religious "none," Heath is committed to helping the larger church have relevant discussions about discipleship and how to help our congregations to thrive. Heath is the author of Glorify: Reclaiming the Heart of Progressive Christianity (The Pilgrim Press, 2016). Some of their other writing has been featured in the Huffington Post, The Christian Century, Stillspeaking Daily Devotionals, and more. Heath's website: emilycheath.com