The Heart of Christianity: Remembering Who We Are and Why We Are Together
Five Wednesday Evenings:
January 13, 20 and 27; February 3 and 10
2:00-3:30pm or 7:00-8:30pm
A new way of seeing Christianity has been emerging in North America for some decades now. As with each new Christian era the question arises, ‘What is the heart of Christianity without which it would cease to live?’ Christians in North America are deeply divided about the answer to that question. We now have what Marcus Borg calls an ‘earlier’ way of seeing Christianity and a new or ‘emerging’ way.
In these five sessions we will follow Borg’s teaching and focus on four aspects of the Christian tradition – Faith, The Bible, God, and Jesus – with two intentions: to see the distinction between earlier and emerging Christianity; and to come ever more clearly to know what is at the heart of Christianity for each one of us.
Tim Scorer returns to the study guide he wrote to accompany Marcus Borg’s book to lead this faith adventure. In this season of Epiphany, we will explore the first five chapters of Borg’s book, opening ourselves to the kind of discoveries and insights that good writing and experiential learning can offer in abundance. A similar study of the remaining seven chapters will be offered in April and May – The Season of Easter.
Options for acquiring a copy of ‘The Heart of Christianity’ by Marcus Borg:
- There are people in the congregation who have copies from earlier offerings of the program. If you asked around, you would likely be able to find one for borrowing.
- It now comes as an audiobook through Audible. It’s an 8 hour reading of the whole text by John Pruden.
- You can also get a paperback edition from Amazon
- On line go to abebooks.com for access to used books from thousands of second hand book dealers. Look for Canadian sources to save on shipping and exchange.