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Embracing an Adult Faith - Workbook
Marcus Borg on What it Means to be Christian
List Price: $12.95
PAPERBACK , 64 pages , 7.25 x 9
- ISBN-13: 978-1-60674-057-6
Author and Bible scholar Marcus Borg invites us to join him in revisiting Christianity’s most fundamental questions: Who is God? What does salvation mean? What place does Jesus hold in contemporary Christian faith? In this five-session, faith-formation resource, participants enjoy the rare privilege of witnessing Marcus in dialogue with a small, diverse group of adults as they honestly — and sometimes painfully — confront the big questions and work together toward authentic answers. Each session includes a 10-minute presentation by Marcus Borg followed by interaction with the group. The program print resources are designed to help your small group “join the dialogue” in your own setting.
The study addresses fundamental questions that adults struggle with as faith matures. It can be used as a resource for personal reflection as well as small group experience.
Participant Workbook — contains all the material needed for use by class participants as well as notes for the class leader to facilitate each session; leadership can be shared among members of the group.
Marcus J. Borg is Canon Theologian at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland, Oregon. Internationally known in both academic and church circles as a biblical and Jesus scholar, he was Hundere Chair of Religion and Culture in the Philosophy Department at Oregon State University until his retirement in 2007.
I love this series! I especially like the Brueggeman DVD on the prophets. All of these have been checked out, the moment I let it be known they are available. The pastor that used the Marcus Borg DVD ordered another DVD immediately. People are hungry for depth, and this series gives them real depth with well-respected theologians. The participants guides are well done too. I just received the Kathleen Norris DVD and it’s very good too. These DVDs also show the different personalities of the presenters, and I’m always interested in the input of the small group. Well done! - Irene Flynn, Director of the Florida-Bahamas Synod Resource Center for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Tampa, FL
What a refreshing and long over due resource. Finally an adult formation resource which respects the subject matter, the teacher and the learner! Borg’s 5 distinct topic selections are provocative and challenging to the individual, while at the same time calling a small group of people to take a deeper look into the faith issues of their community. No leader guide! “Everyone gets everything”, what a wonderful way to model that no one person is the expert on the faith journey of others and celebrates that we are all teachers and learners together. The design of the 5- Session Study on “What it means to be a Christian” provides for a comfortable rhythmic and relaxed approach as participants explore the intriguing subject matter. The flexibility of time and the freedom “to build your own session” responds to the unique context of each community and the closing for each session emerges naturally from the content of the session itself. This resource is a must for anyone who is committed to bringing transformative faith formation experiences to adults and congregations. - Ruth-Ann Collins, Adult Formation & Lifelong Learning Officer for The Episcopal Church
"…many enticing entry points for raising question, sharing personal faith stories and sparking lively conversations that can take many directions."— The Episcopal New Yorker
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