New Faith Enrichment Hour : Saving Jesus Redux
9:30am-10:30am Location : Discipleship Center
Ever feel like Jesus has been kidnapped by the Christian Right and discarded by the Secular Left? Saving Jesus Redux is total revision of Living the Question's popular 12-session DVD-based small group exploration of a credible Jesus for the third millennium. New contributors including Brian McLaren, Diana Butler Bass, and Robin Meyers join Marcus Borg, Walter Brueggemann, John Dominic Crossan, Matthew Fox, Amy-Jill Levine, and a host of others for a conversation around the relevance of Jesus for today. Please join us at 9:30am for a lively and enlightening discussion. Pastor Tim, Pat McDougal and Gary Eppelsheimer will be our facilitators.
"We're having a culture war and Jesus happens to be one of the weapons tossed about by both sides." -- Amy-Jill Levine
Want to know more about the contributors to Saving Jesus Redux Series? Check out their short bios below.
Diana Butler Bass - An independent commentator on American religion, a leader in progressive Christianity and author of several books including Christianity for the Rest of Us and A People's History of Christianity.
Marcus Borg - Emeritus Professor of Religion and Culture at Oregon State University. Author of many books including Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time and The Heart of Christianity. Borg lectures extensively throughout North America and overseas.
Walter Brueggemann - Old Testament scholar and retired professor from Columbia Theological Seminary. Also a United Church of Christ minister, Brueggemann has authored hundreds of articles, several biblical commentaries and more than 50 books, including The Prophetic Imagination, Genesis: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching, Finally Comes the Poet, and Theology of the Old Testament.
Matthew Fox - Founder of the University of Creation Spirituality (Wisdom University) in Oakland, California. He was ordained a Roman Catholic priest in 1967. Due to his controversial teachings, he was silenced by Cardinal Ratzinger in 1988, and dismissed from the Dominican order in 1992. In 1994 he was received as an Episcopal priest. He is the author of Original Blessing, Creation Spirituality, and The Coming of the Cosmic Christ.
Helen Prejean - Roman Catholic Sister and leading American advocate for the abolition of the death penalty. She has ministered to numerous inmates on death row, and has authored two books based on her experiences with several inmates on death row, Dead Man Walking and The Death of Innocents . Prejean bases her work at the Death Penalty Discourse Center in New Orleans.
John Shelby Spong - The retired Bishop of Newark, New Jersey. Columnist and author of many books including Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism and Why Christianity Must Change or Die. Guest on numerous national television broadcasts including The Today Show, Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, and Larry King Live, Bishop Spong lectures around the world.
Winnie Varghese - Episcopal priest in New York City. She is a contributing editor to The Witness, and is an active member of the National Executive Council of th