Eclipsing Empire at Saint John’s UMC

Monday Evenings  6:30 PM – 8:30 PM, begins September 14th
Sunday Mornings, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM, begins September 20th

2140 Allandale Road, Austin, TX 78756
(512) 452-5737

This fall Saint Johns UMC is offering Eclipsing Empire from Living the Questions.  This 12-part DVD-based study features world-renown New Testament scholars Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan as they follow in the footsteps of the Apostle Paul throughout Turkey, Greece, and Italy.   Along the journey, these scholars show how Paul and Jesus’ message peace through justice directly challenged Roman Imperial authority and its theology of peace through (violent) victory.

Classes will be offered on Monday nights from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM beginning on September 14th.  The same lesson will repeated on the following Sunday morning from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM beginning on September 20th.  If you are signed up for this class you can attend either the Monday night session, the Sunday morning session, or both.  Saint John’s has also set up a Facebook group so you can discuss the class online.

Everyone who signs up for the class will be e-mailed  a PDF file with the class reading materials (written by John Dominic Crossan).  Printed versions of the reading material will also be available from the church office for $10.  When registering, please indicate whether you will usually be attending the morning or evening session.  Both the morning and evening sessions for this class will be led by Russ Harper.

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