IVED Vision Call | Where we are going and how you can help!
Dec
11
8:00 PM20:00

IVED Vision Call | Where we are going and how you can help!

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As you may have seen from our website and social media or heard from me in person, NYCUP is now InterVarsity's Experiential Discipleship (IVED). So what exactly does that mean and how can you get involved? Let's Talk about it! Click HERE to RSVP and let’s talk about the GOOD things God is doing and how you might be a part!

Also, if you haven’t filled out our partner survey, click here to do that!

And, as always, if you have any questions, please email jonathan.walton@intervarsity.org.

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IVED Vision Call | Where we are going and how you can help!
Dec
13
8:00 PM20:00

IVED Vision Call | Where we are going and how you can help!

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As you may have seen from our website and social media or heard from me in person, NYCUP is now InterVarsity's Experiential Discipleship (IVED). So what exactly does that mean and how can you get involved? Let's Talk about it! Click HERE to RSVP and let’s talk about the GOOD things God is doing and how you might be a part!

Also, if you haven’t filled out our partner survey, click here to do that!

And, as always, if you have any questions, please email jonathan.walton@intervarsity.org.

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#12Lies Book Signing at Bird and Branch
Dec
14
4:00 PM16:00

#12Lies Book Signing at Bird and Branch

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We are so excited to give the opportunity for those who have been on this journey for so long to get #12Lies before its even released! Save the date, tell some friends, and come get a book and an amazing cup of coffee at Bird and Branch (359 WEST 45TH STREET btw 8th and 9th. RSVP HERE! For more information about this book, please click here!

“What are people saying about #12Lies?”

"In this prophetically pugilistic book, Jonathan Walton has put into words so much of what troubles me about American Christianity. Like the best and most dangerous of interlocutors, Walton says things I'm not sure I agree with, breaks taboos I've been reluctant to break, and makes me think deeply enough to get uncomfortable. I recommend the discomfort of this book to every American seeking to take Jesus seriously today."

- Gregory Coles, author of Single, Gay, Christian

"In a society in which Christianity and American culture have become intertwined in deeply unbiblical ways, this book is a breath of fresh air. It not only offers a challenging cultural critique but it also offers a constructive vision for how the kingdom of God might look in the American context. I strongly recommend this insightful and timely book."

- Nathan Walton, executive director of Charlottesville Abundant Life Ministries

"I grew up in a Chinese American church that espoused biblical inerrancy, but still I was indoctrinated by white American folk religion and its syncretistic beliefs. Jonathan Walton, like a prophet in the wilderness, speaks God's truth to power and unmasks the idolatrous ways of American Christianity. May we listen, repent, and follow anew Jesus' radical call to pick up our crosses and follow him."

- Russell Jeung, chair and professor of Asian American studies, San Francisco State University, author of At Home in Exile

"What I love and respect about Jonathan is that he is not content to name the lies. Any journalist or pundit could do that. Any self-appointed 'prophet' does that. Jonathan does more. He points past the lies to Jesus—he who is the Truth and the source of truths that can set us all free."

- From the foreword by Greg Jao, author of The Kingdom of God and Your Mind's Mission

"There's no denying that God is upsetting the American expression of Christianity in our time. Jonathan is masterful at jarring us and leading us all the same. It seems that the greatest obstacle to our nation experiencing the kind of peace we've longed for is continuing to believe that everything is okay. We need to cry—deeply and sincerely in order to begin to find the healing and freedom this nation needs. We need sharp and prophetic voices that are prepared to smash us to pieces for our own good. We need to be brought out of the deception of our own darkness and into the marvelous light of God's truth. I'd encourage anyone serious about their spiritual journey to take heed to Jonathan's words."

- Rich Perez, pastor of teaching and vision at Christ Crucified Fellowship, New York City, author of Mi Casa Uptown

"Wounds don't heal if they are infected. In Twelve Lies That Hold America Captive, Jonathan Walton uncovers the idolatrous assumptions and infected lies that get in the way of America and Americans pursuing real change, healing, and shalom. Whatever your ethnic background, this smart, honest, and challenging work will make you examine your own heart and help you sort out the difference between the life-giving gospel of Scripture and the presuppositions of the American dream. If knowing the truth can set us free, there's freedom from idolatry and blindness that's offered in these pages."

- Sarah Shin, author of Beyond Colorblind

"One part history, one part wake-up call, and all parts pastoral, Walton takes us on a transformative journey. Walton applies God's scriptural truth to the artifacts, sayings, and concepts that have formed the American imagination. With helpful historical context, he shows us how we got to where we are—and reveals the lies that we accidentally believe. With a unique combination of prophetic and pastoral, Walton gives practical and helpful tools to extract these lies and replace them with Jesus' truths and promises."

- Nikki Toyama-Szeto, executive director of ESA/The Sider Center, coeditor of God of Justice

"Jonathan has a way with words. Better yet, he has a way with truth—understanding God's multifaceted truth and the truth of our history as a nation. Backed with these truths, a wide swath of compelling experiences, and a thorough belief in grace, Twelve Lies That Hold America Captive builds a compelling case about our dangerous idolatry that cannot be ignored. Whether you lean politically left or right, be prepared to be called out and brought to the transformative call of Jesus."

- Yucan Chiu, director of The Ethnos Network, pastor of Ethnos New Brunswick Staff, graduate and faculty ministries at Rutgers University

"Jonathan Walton has a great gift of speaking the truth in love. In an age when striking this balance is rarely held, he offers us a way forward that doesn't dismiss difficult truths about the United States of America, nor does he simply diagnose the problem without offering us a way forward. To bear witness to Jesus and his kingdom requires us to live in truth without sentimentalizing love. We cannot witness to the kingdom of God and be held captive to lies. Jonathan offers a compelling vision of what we can become, but only if we choose to see and reject the lies we've held."

- Rich Villodas, lead pastor of New Life Fellowship, New York City

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IVED Vision Call | Where we are going and how you can help!
Dec
18
8:00 PM20:00

IVED Vision Call | Where we are going and how you can help!

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As you may have seen from our website and social media or heard from me in person, NYCUP is now InterVarsity's Experiential Discipleship (IVED). So what exactly does that mean and how can you get involved? Let's Talk about it! Click HERE to RSVP and let’s talk about the GOOD things God is doing and how you might be a part!

Also, if you haven’t filled out our partner survey, click here to do that!

And, as always, if you have any questions, please email jonathan.walton@intervarsity.org.

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URBANOLOGY: Intro to Emotionally Healthy Activist
Jan
19
10:00 AM10:00

URBANOLOGY: Intro to Emotionally Healthy Activist

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InterVarsity NY/NJ works explicitly to develop leaders with the character and capacity to change the world. And over the last 5 years as the fractures of our personal, social and political fabric rise to the surface, we need people more than ever the skills and values to love our neighbors radically and bear witness to Jesus in a way that brings renewal and transformation. We need people with the inner resources to maintain outer activism we are called to. We need people who are responsive to the pain and suffering of others in the world, as well as the joy and delight available too - not just reactive to all that’s happening nearby and worldwide. We need people who are prayerfully resistant, not just passionate and active. We need Emotionally Healthy Activists. And if you believe that or are just starting to ask these kinds of questions, then this workshop is for you!

It is a privilege to partner with Pastor Austin Hedge and the Foundry in Baltimore, MD. Click here to RSVP!

Our time will feature a workshop, Q&A, book signing and lunch to follow.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to jonathan.walton@intervarsity.org.

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IVED Vision Call | Where we are going and how you can help!
Nov
27
8:00 PM20:00

IVED Vision Call | Where we are going and how you can help!

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As you may have seen from our website and social media or heard from me in person, NYCUP is now InterVarsity's Experiential Discipleship (IVED). So what exactly does that mean and how can you get involved? Let's Talk about it! Click HERE to RSVP and let’s talk about the GOOD things God is doing and how you might be a part!

Also, if you haven’t filled out our partner survey, click here to do that!

And, as always, if you have any questions, please email jonathan.walton@intervarsity.org.

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