Whit Bodman will begin a Lenten study this Sunday focused on Marcus Borg’s, The Heart of Christianity: Rediscovering a Life of Faith. We will focus on the first two chapters, an outline of those chapters and several questions are posted on the church website. There will be copies available when we meet. It will be supplemented by some other short readings which will be distributed ahead of time as well. The topic is “What I Believe, What I Don’t, and Why.” We will discuss the positives and negatives of various ideas about basic Christian topics such as God, Jesus, Faith, Crucifixion, Sin, and Prayer, ranging from modern progressive and humanistic understandings to the Reformed tradition of our roots. The approach is based on the idea that every perspective has strengths and weaknesses. It is helpful to identify them. This is a discussion, with a short initial presentation to start us off. We will meet after worship from March 10th to April 7.
Confirmation class will also be restarting. We will meet at 9:45 upstairs in the youth room. Donuts and “breakfast sodas” will be available. Please see Whit Bodman if you’d like more details.
Sunday, March 17th, 2019—
Notes on Marcus Borg’s “The Heart of Christianity: Rediscovering a Life of Faith”
First Handout: Notes on “The Heart of Christianity”, for class 1 & 2. click to pdf version to read, click Word version to download:
Ash Wednesday Handout:
PDF Version: https://congregationalchurchofaustin.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/4-things-to-know-about-Ash-Wednesday.pdf
Sunday, March 24, 2019— Articles suggested by Whit: Handouts and Links: