The Heart of Christianity:
Rediscovering a Life of Faith,
by Marcus J. Borg (HarperCollins, 2003)
"Home is also about growing up, about maturation, about learning and living a way of life that one takes into the larger world. Christianity is a way of life; that is its heart. To be Christian means living "the path" within this tradition. At the heart of Christianity is the way of the heart — a path that transforms us at the deepest level of our being. At the heart of Christianity is the heart of God — a passion for our transformation and the transformation of the world. At the heart of Christianity is participation in the passion of God."
All sessions will be on Thursdays from 10 AM to 12 noon at the Holy Cross Church Parish Hall, 1740 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA. The series fee, including the book and all handouts, is $50 per person; financial aid is available.
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|Sept. 18||Preface & Chap. 1: What does it mean to be a Christian today? The Heart of Christianity in a time of change.
Listen to Anne Howard's talk - Pt. 1
Listen to Anne Howard's talk - Pt. 2
|Rev. Anne Howard, Exec. Director, The Beatitudes Society|
|Sept. 25||Chap. 2: Faith, the way of the heart.
Listen to Ann Jaqua's talk - Pt. 1
Listen to Ann Jaqua's talk - Pt. 2
|Ann Jaqua, Trinity Episcopal Church|
|Oct. 2||Chap 3: The Bible, the heart of the tradition
Listen to Anne Heck's talk - Pt. 1
Listen to Anne Heck's talk - Pt. 2
|Anne Heck, MA*|
|Oct. 9||Chap. 4: God, the heart of reality
Listen to Keith Forster's talk - Pt. 1
Listen to Keith Forster's talk - Pt. 2
|Keith Forster, MA*|
|Oct. 16||Chap. 5: Jesus, the heart of God
Listen to David Barnhouse's talk - Pt. 1
Listen to David Barnhouse's talk - Pt. 2
View Raphael's "Transfiguration," the painting discussed by Dr. Barnhouse (click it to enlarge it).
|Dr. David Barnhouse, retired MD and Episcopal clergyman|
|Oct. 23||Chap. 6: Born again — a new heart
Listen to Ched Meyer's talk - Pt. 1
Listen to Ched Meyer's talk - Pt. 2
|Ched Myers, Bartimaeus Cooperative Ministries|
|Oct. 30||Chap. 7: The Kingdom of God, the heart of justice
Listen to Martha Siegel's talk - Pt. 1
Listen to Martha Siegel's talk - Pt. 2
|Rev. Martha Siegel, Trinity Episcopal Church|
|Nov. 6||Chap. 8: Thin places — opening the heart
Chap. 9: Sin & salvation — transforming the heart
|Fr. Kenan Osborne, OFM, Professor Emeritus, Franciscan School of Theology|
|Nov. 13||Chap. 10: The heart of the matter — practice
Chap. 11: Heart & home: being Christian in an age of pluralism
Pre-registration for Winter Study and
|Timothy Conway, Ph.D., Author/educator, enlightened-spirituality.org|
When arrangements can be made, we provide digital audio recordings of these presentations for the convenience of those who missed them. Click the blue links above as they become available, to review the presentations. Be patient while the MP3 files download, as they can be large (5 to 10 MB each in size). You may listen through your computer using headphones or speakers, or download the files for later listening on a device like an iPod.
The Last Week: What the Gospels Really Teach
About Jesus's Final Days in Jerusalem,
by Marcus J. Borg & John Dominic Crossan (HarperCollins, 2006)
|Schedule and speakers to be announced.|
|Winter-Spring 2006||Fall 2006|
|Winter-Spring 2007||Fall 2007|