Convictions: How I Learned What Matters Most
Facilitators: Carolyn Yoder, Reta Finger and Rick Yoder
Spring Quarter 2015
Objectives: Using Marcus Borg’s Book, Convictions and active learning methods:
- To examine and reflect on our own memories, conversions and convictions about the Bible and faith
- To talk honesty about what is often the unspoken elephant in the room: our concerns, cognitive dissonance and doubts
- To provide a framework to better understand the roots of the turmoil in the Christian church today and the Mennonite church
- To nurture (in Borg’s words) “passionate believers today”
|Handouts and Support Materials
|First class (overview)
|Faith is a journey
|God is real and a mystery
|Salvation is more about this life than an afterlife
|Jesus is the norm of the Bible
|The Bible can be true without being literally true
|Jesus' death on the cross matters, but not because he paid for our sins
|The Bible is political
|God is passionate about justice and the poor
|Christians are called to peace and nonviolence
|To love is to love like God
To get a copy of the book:
The paperback edition is entitled Convictions: Manifesto for a Progressive Christianity and is available on Amazon.
The electronic edition is also available on Amazon.
The hardback copy is entitled Convictions: How I Learned What Matters Most and recently was still available at our local Barnes and Noble. On Amazon it is back ordered and takes a couple weeks to come in.