January 30, 2018
Pikes Peak MCC
$15 per person
Join Brian McLaren at Pikes Peak MCC for a live virtual conversation about his latest book The Great Spiritual Migration. In his book, he explores how the Christian story, from Genesis until now, is fundamentally about people on the move—outgrowing old, broken religious systems and embracing new, more redemptive ways of life. It’s time to move again. The Great Spiritual Migration argues that— notwithstanding the dire headlines about the demise of faith and drop in church attendance—Christian faith is not dying. Rather, it is embarking on a once-in-an-era spiritual shift. For millions, the journey has already begun. Drawing from his work as global activist, pastor, and public theologian, McLaren challenges readers to stop worrying, waiting, and indulging in nostalgia, and instead, to embrace the powerful new understandings that are reshaping the church. Bring your questions and curiosity to speak with one of the foremost leaders engaging the future of Christianity today.
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Beginning Wednesdays, January 3 – February 28, 2018, from 6:30 – 7:30 pm, we will be offering a Time of Meditation at Pikes Peak MCC. This is a time to be together in silence. There is no agenda, and it’s not a class. It is a time for bringing all of who we are into a space of silence. A time for taking deep breaths, giving our inner being a time of peace. You do not need to know how to meditate to participate.
There are no materials needed for this meditation experience, but we do ask that everyone who wants to attend signs up in advance. Free and open to the public!
Denise Foerch, Pikes Peak MCC’s Spiritual Director, will be facilitating this Time of Meditation. For more information, please email Denise .
Ever feel Jesus has been kidnapped by the Christian Right and discarded by the Secular Left? Saving Jesus is a 12-session DVD-based small group exploration of a credible Jesus for the third millennium. Contributors to this series include 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 as they engage conversation around the relevance of Jesus for today.
These small group discussions will be facilitated by Jim (Hawk) Hawkins. Sessions will be every 3rd Saturday beginning January 20th. Each session will begin at 10:30 am at Pikes Peak MCC (Fellowship Hall). You can email Hawk for more information. A $25 donation is requested to cover printing costs and other materials for the class. This group is open to the public.
Session 1: Introduction—Jesus Through the Ages
Session 2: Who was Jesus?
Session 3: What can We Know About Jesus (and How)?
Session 4: The World Into Which Jesus Was Born
Session 5: Jesus’ Birth—Incarnation
Session 6: Teachings of Jesus—Wisdom Tradition
Session 7: Jesus’ Program—The Kingdom of God
Session 8: Jesus’ Life—Model for Discipleship
Session 9: Killing Jesus, Part One—Who Killed Jesus?
Session 10: Killing Jesus, Part Two—The Atonement
Session 11: The Resurrection of Christ
Session 12: Why Jesus Is Worth Saving
Watch a clip from one of the sessions: