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Lenten Lecture Series, 2004

Carson 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 Conflict.”

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.”

On 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.

LOTS MORE PICTURES Here

Pictures by John Slider