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Jonah and the politics of enemy love

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Jonah and the Politics of Enemy Love

A night of musical theology: David Benjamin Blower performs his folk musical of The Book of Jonah, followed by discussion about the challenges of enemy-love in a divided world.

The Performer

David Benjamin Blower is a six-string community theologian and writer from Birmingham, UK. David is the author of Kingdon vs Empire and Sympathy for Jonah, and the composer/performer of eight musical albums including solo works and collaborations with a loose knit protest collective known as The Army of the Broken Hearted. The Book of Jonah is David's most recent musical offering.

"In his book and throughout his new album Blower contemplates the Empirical world this prophet of Nineveh was born into—the violent Assyrian city the prophet was trying with all his might to avoid, the city’s eventual repentance of its violence and terror tactics, and Jonah’s bitter response to the unexpected chain of events. At the same time, Blower draws parallels to our own world and time, to our own perception of those we would consider 'enemies', and our own desire for vengeance." —Josh Compton, April 2017

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This event is hosted by Twickenham United Reformed Church, and will be held in the sanctuary, starting at 7 pm. The evening will be in two parts; in the first part David will perform the set of songs from The Book of Jonah, and in the second part he will host a dialogue on the politics of enemy love.

The evening is open to anyone, regardless of religious leaning (or lack thereof). There is no entrance fee but a collection will be made at the end of the evening to cover David's expenses.

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