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REDISCOVERING JESUS IN A COMPANIONSHIP OF EMPOWERMENT FOR THE 21st CENTURY
Course Description: In this course, adult faith seekers will primarily use Diarmuid Oâ€™Murchuâ€™s text Christianityâ€™s Dangerous Memory: A Rediscovery of the Revolutionary Jesus along with supplemental materials available on the Internet. This course provides a liberating spirituality for a companionship of empowerment rooted in compassion, justice and equality that expands what it means to be a follower of Jesus in the 21stÂ Century. Class participants will explore a Christian faith that is much bigger, deeper and more challenging than churches have ever acknowledged or proclaimed.
This on-line course opens the week of January 30, 2017 and concludes the week of April 10, 2017.Â The course is presented in six sessions. Each session is two weeks long. In the first week participants read and reflect on course materials and in the second week, participants write a refection on the sessionâ€™s theme.
Registration closes January 27, 2017
Bridget Mary Meehan, MA, DMin, ARCWP, a Sister for Christian Community,Â is one of the founding members of the Peopleâ€™s Catholic Seminary.Â She is a member of the pastoral team at Mary Mother of Jesus Inclusive Catholic Community in Sarasota, Florida. Bridget Mary presides at liturgies, officiates at weddings and offers sacramental ministry. She is an author of twenty books.Â Her work in communications media include programs about women priests on Google and YouTube. Bridget Mary was ordained a priest in the first USA ordination in Pittsburgh on July 31, 2006 and was ordained a bishop in Santa Barbara, California on April 19, 2009.
Mary Theresa Streck, Ed.D., DMin,Â is one of the founding members of the Peopleâ€™s Catholic Seminary. She is a member of the pastoral team atÂ the Upper Room Inclusive Catholic Community in Albany, NY.Â She presides at liturgies, officiates at weddings and offers sacramental ministry andÂ is a member of the ARCWP Program of Preparation team. She earned a Doctorate in Education Leadership from the Sage Colleges and a Doctorate in Ministry from Global Ministries University. She was ordained a priest on September 15, 2013.
Cost: $200 (financial aid available)
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People’s Catholic Seminary
PO Box 421
Watervliet, NY 12189
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Christianityâ€™s Most Dangerous Memoryâ€‹ – â€‹
Book Review from www.amazon.com
Drawing from the best contemporary scholarship, bestselling author Diarmuid Oâ€™Murchu deconstructs the history of Christianity, and specifically the life of Jesus Christ, as it has evolved over the past two thousand years. With rich language and clear metaphors, Oâ€™Murchu speaks to every Christian who is fed up with a revisionist Christian doctrine based on banal ideas and who desperately seeks affirmation that the Christian faith is a much bigger, deeper, and more challenging institution than churches have ever acknowledged or proclaimed. According to Oâ€™Murchu, Jesus was never an earthly prince, but rather the first rebel, a countercultural outsider who sought to empower the oppressed and marginalized while questioning the core beliefs of longstanding institutionsâ€”and ultimately paying a mortal price for his convictions. Using this portrait of Jesus, each chapter addresses a range of common human problems that Christ himself overcame, such as understanding others, resolving hostilities, discovering empowerment by suffering, and preserving personal identity in a globalized world. Oâ€™Murchuâ€™s stunning conclusions serve to reintroduce the world to the revolutionary Jesus, giving His story new life and relevance for the modern age.