About the Event
"DO I STAY CHRISTIAN?” BOOK STUDY AND DISCUSSION
Dates | Sundays, March 5, 12, 19
Time | 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Place | Shalom Hall
Speaker | Rev. Dr. Ben Boswell
We live in a time of great change in the Christian faith in all corners of the world. Something new is striving to be born, just as has happened every 500 years starting with Christ’s Crucifixion. Brian McLaren’s latest book is an attempt to identify one possible direction our faith may take in these early days of the third millennium.
First, he takes a clear-eyed look back at the history of the Christian faith and goes over the good, the bad and the ugly that has happened in the name of Christianity. Later he provides ten solid reasons for leaving the faith, and still later, ten solid reasons for not leaving the faith. In the final section of the book, he paints a picture of a new and more fully human kind of faith whose values and practices come from genuine Christian teachings.
I met with Ben last August and told him of our plan to use this book to gain a better understanding of where we are in our own faith today as individuals, and also to get a sense of how our congregation fits in to the larger story being created. He was excited for us and later volunteered to lead this exploration.
We are very fortunate to have a senior minister who is so capable of analyzing scripture in ways that are truly at the leading edge and on a par with many of the insights of the finest religious thinkers and practitioners of the faith such as Brian McLaren, Diana Butler Bass and others.
Please join us for this outstanding series and invite friends and family from other places to join us as well. And if you haven’t yet purchased your copy of the book, please consider purchasing it through the Myers Park Baptist Church bookstore or getting it from the independent bookstore Park Road Books. We have enjoyed a mutually beneficial relationship with them for many years, and we want to continue to support them.