Marcus Borg’s latest book, ‘Speaking Christian’ is subtitled, ‘Why Christian Words Have Lost Their Meaning and Power – And How They Can Be Restored.’ Borg, an internationally known biblical scholar, best-selling author and public theologian shows how ‘Christian words and phrases have not only diminished in meaning, but they’ve become distorted and virtually stripped of their biblical and historic meanings. In this much needed Christian primer, Borg teaches us how to read, hear and digest our Christian language without preconceived notions getting in the way. In ‘Speaking Christian’ Borg redeems the language of Christianity by restoring its power to illuminate us and transform the world.’
Sound interesting? If so, come out to a Lenten lunch hour book study on ‘Speaking Christian.’ We will gather on five Fridays from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. beginning Feb. 24 to March 23 at Kamloops United Church. Bring a bag lunch if you wish. This study will complement Marcus Borg’s lecture series in Kelowna on March 30/31.
The hard cover book, ‘Speaking Christian’ can be purchased on your own or as part of a bulk order through KUC ($28.00 plus shipping and tax) if your order is received at the KUC office (250) 372-3020 by Mon. Feb. 13. Please register for the book study through the KUC Office by Feb. 13 or contact Bruce Comrie for more information.