The Wednesday Study group is an adult class that meets to grapple with Scripture or books on faith in a seminar-type study with discussion and sharing. The class meets from 10 – 11:30 am in the chapel.
Wednesday Study is reading and discussing The Heart of Christianity: Rediscovering a life of Faith by Marcus J. Borg.
Borg wants to show us, as today’s thinking Christians, how to discover a life of faith by reconceptualizing familiar beliefs. Being born again, for example, has nothing to do with fundamentalism, but is a call to radical personal transformation. Talking about the kingdom of God does not mean that you are fighting against secularism, but that you have committed your life to the divine values of justice and love. And living the true Christian way is essentially about opening one’s heart—to God, and to others. Above all else, Borg believes with passion and conviction that living the Christian life still makes sense. – from goodreads.com
For questions or more information, please contact the Rev. Scot McComas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Previous topics and books have been: I witness: Living Inside the Stories of Advent & Christmas by Kate Moorehead, The Apocrypha, The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World, a collaboration between His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu; The wisdom of Richard Rohr lecture series; Nutrition with functional nutritionist Annette Presley; Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life by Richard Rohr; Our Religious Brains by Rabbi Ralph Mecklenburger; Forgiveness, Healing and Reconciliation; The Jesus Driven Life by Michael Hardin; world religions; Conversations with Scripture: The Gospel of John by Cynthia Briggs Kittredge; A Season for the Spirit: Readings for the Days of Lent by Martin L. Smith; Radical Hospitality: The Next Step; Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers by Anne Lamott; The Heart of Christianity by Marcus Borg; The Naked Now: Learning to See as the Mystics See by Richard Rohr; and from the Bible, the miracles of Jesus and the books of Romans, Amos, Leviticus, Deuteronomy, and Mark.