Join us for our Wednesday night dinner and study this Lent! We’ll be gathering for a potluck at 6:00 and following with discussion of the book Speaking Christian by Marcus J. Borg. The book takes a look at a number of different ideas and themes in Christianity that we may not clearly talk about, and opens the way to finding new ways of understanding the mystery of faith.
We’ll cover two topics every Wednesday, and incorporate one of them into each Sunday’s sermon. We’ll also be talking about chapters at EmmanuAle in February and in March.
I recommend getting the book; we have ten copies in at Plot Twist on North Ankeny Boulevard (and it’s available at online booksellers). We won’t be covering every chapter of the book, but it’s a handy reference.
Our tentative schedule (all events start at 6:00 pm):
Ash Wednesday February 14-Pancake supper and Ash Wednesday Service
Tuesday, February 20 -EmmanuAle (at Firetrucker), Salvation
Wednesday, February 21– Mercy and Speaking Christian
Wednesday, February 28– The Lord’s Supper and Sin
Wednesday, March 7– Righteousness and Forgiveness and Repentance
Wednesday, March 14– God’s Character and Rapture and the Second Coming
Holy Tuesday, March 20- EmmanuAle: The Only Way
Wednesday, March 21– Beyond Literalism and the Death of Jesus
Maundy Thursday March 29-Soup Dinner and Tenebrae Service (service starts around 6:30)