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Lenten Study



PICTURE THIS:  You have just finished supper with friends in Braxton Hall on a Sunday evening during Lent.  Now you sit back, watch and listen as bestselling author and theologian Marcus Borg stimulates thoughtful and heartfelt conversation among a small group of people, captured for you on DVD-based video.  The video pauses, so you and others present begin your own discussion.  Led by a facilitator, you delve more deeply into the DVD session you just watched and heard.  Members of your group become teachers for one another, following a personal, respectful and engaged model of adult learning.

 Widely acclaimed by churches that have used it, “Embracing an Adult Faith”is an exciting adult study for those seeking a richer understanding of issues in contemporary Christian practice and theology.  The subjects of the five-week study are:

Who is God?  March 13

Who was Jesus?  March 20

What is salvation?  March 27

How do we practice our faith?  April 3

How do we live in community?  April 10

 The author and leader of this study is Marcus J. Borg, Canon Theologian at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland, Oregon.  Internationally known in both academic and church circles as a biblical and Jesus scholar, he is the author of 19 books.

 Each Sunday evening session will begin with a simple supper of soup and salad, prepared by members of ministries of the parish.  The DVD presentation and parish discussion will follow:

6:00 pmSupper

6:40 pmVideo Presentation

7:10 pmParish Discussion

8:00 – 8:15pm Adjourn

 Please sign the poster in the Gallery to indicate the dates you will participate (your name and number of people in your party) so that those who are preparing the meal and setting up tables and chairs for the evening will know how many people to expect.

 We hope you will join us for this stimulating, thought-provoking study, selected especially for the Season of Lent.


Elaine White andAnn Chadwick




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