Highlights from Marcus Borg and Diana Butler Bass Lectures (Part 3 of 7)

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The introductory post to this blog series is available here. The highlights from Diana Butler Bass' first lecture are available here. My musings on the lectures are in brackets. Marcus Borg's first lecture (of three total lectures) was on “Reclaiming Christian Language.” He began by reminding us that his work is done in the hope of inspiring "adult theological re-education." … [Read more...]

Highlights from Marcus Borg and Diana Butler Bass Lectures (Part 2 of 7)

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 The first entry in this blog post series is available here. My musings on the lecture are in brackets.  Diana Butler Bass' first lecture (of three total lectures) was on “Reclaiming Christian Experience.” … [Read more...]

Highlights from Marcus Borg and Diana Butler Bass Lectures (Part 1 of 7)

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On Friday and Saturday, I had the opportunity to attend a lecture series on "Speaking Christian--Why Christian words have lost their meaning and power and how they can be restored" with Diana Butler Bass and Marcus Borg at First Presbyterian Church in Annapolis, Maryland.Bass is an author, speaker, and independent scholar specializing in American religion and culture; and Borg is an internationally known academic, biblical and Jesus Scholar, and a Canon Theologian at  Trinity Episcopal C … [Read more...]

More Formation, Less Information (The Future of Seminary Education)

(This post is part of a Symposium at Patheos on The Future of Seminary Education.) After earning a B.A. in Religion and Philosophy from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, I graduated in 2003 with a Master of Divinity from Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth, Texas, which is affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). I am currently in the final stages of revising my dissertation for the Doctor of Ministry program at San Francisco Theological Seminary. … [Read more...]

BOOK REVIEW: "Will There Be Faith?" by Thomas Groome

Thomas H. Groome, Will There Be Faith? A New Vision for Educating and Growing Disciples (HarperOne 2011), 367 pages.When I last met Thomas Groome (metaphorically speaking), his book Christian Religious Education: Sharing Our Story and Vision was the core textbook of my seminary Christian Education class. So, I was pleased to be invited to review his latest book to see how his ideas have matured almost a decade after I first encountered his work.A major strength of Groome's new book is … [Read more...]

There Was No Historical Adam and Eve (Part 2)

(Read Part 1 of my post, "There Was No Historical Adam and Eve" here. See also my sermon, "Narnia and Other Stories Christians Tell.")Al Mohler, President of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, has written a blog in response to the NPR story on which I based part one of this series. In that post, I noted that one reason the controversy over Adam and Eve remains significant is that polls have shown that forty percent of people in the United States believe that there was a historical Adam … [Read more...]


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