Do you reject the notion of biblical inerrancy and literalism but find yourself uncertain about an alternative and compelling way of reading the Bible? What is this book if it is not the inerrant, infallible and literal revelation of God?
Do you find it difficult to believe that Jesus and Christianity are the only way of salvation and the only absolute truth, but don’t know what to make of the New Testament affirmations that Jesus is the Son of God and “the way”? Are these statements simply wrong? And if so, does this mean that all religions are relative?
Do you find the image of God that you grew up with difficult or impossible to accept? Do you doubt the existence of a person-like, authority figure that is separate from the universe, but are uncertain about what an alternative understanding of God and the sacred might be?
If any of these questions ring true to you, you might be interested in the “Experiencing Jesus” program that will begin Sunday, Feb. 4, in our Adult Education Class, which meets at 9:15 a.m. in the Cottage.
“Experiencing Jesus’ is based on Marcus Borg’s bestselling book Jesus: Uncovering the Life, Teachings, and Relevance of a Religious Revolutionary. Using art images, video clips and a highly experiential model of learning, this 20-week program of study invites participants into an emerging way of seeing and experiencing Jesus.
Don’t let the “20-week” description scare you away! The course is designed so that participants can come and go as their schedules allow. Each week’s lesson builds on previous sessions but works well individually.