Word on Wednesdays
4-5:00pm | May 19 - June 23
“The Heart of Christianity” by Marcus Borg
“World-renowned Jesus scholar Marcus J. Borg shows how we can live passionately as Christians in today's world by practicing the vital elements of Christian faith.
For the millions of people who have turned away from many traditional beliefs about God, Jesus, and the Bible, but still long for a relevant, nourishing faith, Borg shows why the Christian life can remain a transforming relationship with God. Emphasizing the critical role of daily practice in living the Christian life, he explores how prayer, worship, Sabbath, pilgrimage, and more can be experienced as authentically life-giving practices.
Borg reclaims terms and ideas once thought to be the sole province of evangelicals and fundamentalists: he shows that terms such as "born again" have real meaning for all Christians; that the "Kingdom of God" is not a bulwark against secularism but is a means of transforming society into a world that values justice and love; and that the Christian life is essentially about opening one's heart to God and to others.” (from publisher’s description)
Although it is more than 10 years since its publication Borg’s challenge is as relevant as ever and I invite you to join me for a Word on Wednesday discussion of this important book.
You can read it in advance or just drop in and add to our weekly lively discussion.
I invite you to join me on Zoom
on Wednesdays at 4:00pm.