Lecture Series, 2004
City Brings A Scholar to Nevada
Noted author, Jesus scholar, biblical historian and professor
of Religious Studies at Oregon State University came to Carson City
and delivered 5 lectures and the Palm Sunday Sermons April 2-4, 2004.
A guest of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Dr. Marcus Borg began the series Friday
evening in an address at an ecumenical gathering of over 500 at St. Teresa
of Avila Roman Cathoic Church in Carson City.
Though the participants
were mostly Episcopalians from all parts of Nevada, a number of Roman
Cathoics, Lutherans, Methodists, Presbyterians and others came to
hear the first address entitled “Christianity, A time of Change and
Episcopal Bishop of Nevada, Katherine Jefferts Schori,
who has known Dr. Borg for many years, was the moderator for the evening.
The event was St. Peter’s first annual Lenten Lecture Series,
and was deemed a “complete success” by organizers Kim Morgan
and Victoria Riley, who said that their primary goals were to provide
stimulating and thought-provoking discussions and raise funds for the
support of St. Peter's.
Dr. Borg delivered 3 additional lectures on Saturday
at St. Peter’s
Church, each followed by an extensive question and answer session: “The
Message of Jesus, the Way and the Kingdom,” “The Execution
and Resurrection of Jesus,” and Jesus and the Christian Life.”
Sunday, Dr. Borg preached the sermon at both 8 and 9:30am services of
Worship at St. Peter’s, drawing the participation
of additional guests. Following the 9:30 worship, he delivered the
5th and final Lecture entitled: “Open Hearts and Thin Places” also
followed by Q & A.
At least 2 congregations in the Diocese have plans for
upcoming study of Dr. Borg’s newest book, “The Heart of
Christianity: Rediscovering a life of Faith, published by Harper Collins.
For those who missed this superb series,
here is a review
of Dr. Borg’s newest book,
HEART OF CHRISTIANITY
The organizers announced that the 2005 Series is already
in the planning stage, and will host another noted New Testament scholar
and author, John Dominic Crossan, March 4-6, 2005.
Pictures by John