The topics for our Lenten Adult Forum discussions on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings will be drawn from Dr. Marcus Borg’s recent book, Speaking Christian: Why Christian Words Have Lost Their Meaning and Power—And How They Can Be Restored (New York: Harper Collins, 2011).
Christian language has become a stumbling block in our time. Much of its basic vocabulary is seriously misunderstood by Christians and non-Christians alike. Big words like salvation, saved, sacrifice, redeemer, redemption, righteousness, repentance, mercy, sin, forgiveness, born again, second coming, God, Jesus, and Bible and collections of words like the creeds, Lord’s Prayer, and liturgies have acquired meanings that are serious distortions of their biblical and traditional meanings.
Excerpt from Speaking Christian
Join us as we delve into the complexities of modern Christianity. If you wish to read the book yourself, it is available for about $15.00 online and at many local bookstores.