Summer Seminar Recordings

The Center’s Summer Seminars are popular offerings in our program year, drawing a national audience to Portland, Oregon and are an opportunity to join some of the most prominent theologians and biblical scholars of our day in dialogue about what it means to be Christian and Church in the 21st Century.

All Summer Seminars are available on CD; the 2005, 2006 and 2007 Summer Seminars are also available on DVD. The CD sets include all presentations by the speakers, afternoon round-table discussions and audience question/answer sessions. The DVD sets include all presentations by the speakers and some of the afternoon round-table discussions and audience question/answer sessions. A booklet of any handouts provided by the presenters are also included with the CD’s and DVD’s.

Apostle Paul2009 Summer Seminar: The "First" Paul: Radical Apostle of Jesus
Marcus Borg & John Dominic Crossan, Presenters

Seminar CD's: $75

Paul was a radical visionary. The letters of Paul in the New Testament were written by three authors, all writing in the name of Paul. There is the "reactionary Paul," the "conservative Paul" and the Paul of Tarsus who had a compelling and life changing encounter with the Risen Lord - the "radical Paul." This seminar explores the three Paul's, helping us understand how the radical message of the gospel got domesticated in the first 50 years after Jesus' death. Add this seminar to their previous seminars on Jesus and the Bible, and mysticism you will be given a full view of what it means to be Christian in the 21st Century.

PRODUCT DETAILS
Contents: Seminar - 15 CD's, includes Seminar materials
OrderDate Recorded: June 15 - 18, 2009
Product Code: CD's-SSC009; DVD's not yet available

Amos2008 Summer Seminar: Radical Discipleship in an Unjust World
Marcus Borg & John Dominic Crossan, Presenters

Seminar CD's: $75

Jesus is the decisive revelation of God’s passion and what it means to be Christian. How do we use the story of Jesus in the process of adult theological re-education today? In the context of Galilee and Jerusalem, Borg and Crossan provide an in-depth look at Jesus through the lens of the 1st Century world. They will also explore how Jesus’ appearances and continuing presence call us today to the life of radical discipleship, a life more fully centered in God and God’s passion for justice. Laity, clergy, educators and seekers alike will find this seminar clarifying, challenging and inviting.

PRODUCT DETAILS
Contents: Seminar - 17 CD's, includes Seminar materials
OrderDate Recorded: June 23 - 27, 2008
Product Code: CD's-SSC008; DVD's not yet available

Jesus2007 Summer Seminar: The Bible & Christian Formation Today
Marcus Borg & John Dominic Crossan, Presenters

Seminar CD's: $55

Seminar DVD's: $75

An exploration of the Bible and Christian vision and formation today with two of the outstanding biblical scholars of our day, Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan. Focusing on four major sections of the Bible: The Law (Torah), Prophets, Gospels, and Paul, this seminar examines the manner in which we perceive and communicate the meaning of these texts for Christian vision and practice in our churches today. Borg and Crossan emphasize how to use the Bible in Christian formation – as teachers, preachers, reading group facilitators and church educators.

PRODUCT DETAILS
Contents: Seminar CD Set - 20 CD's, DVD Set - 7 DVD's, includes Seminar materials
OrderDate Recorded: June 25 - 29, 2007
Product Code: CD's-SSC007; DVD's-SSD007

Church2006 Summer Seminar: The Church in the 21st Century
Diana Butler Bass, Marcus Borg & Brian LcLaren, Presenters

Seminar CD's: $55

Seminar DVD's: $75

An exploration of an important and parallel development in mainline and evangelical churches today: an emerging Christian paradigm for an emergent Christianity with internationally known Jesus scholar Marcus Borg, emergent church leader Brian McLaren and church historian, Diana Butler Bass. Our most popular Summer Seminar offering.

PRODUCT DETAILS
Contents: Seminar CD Set - 15 CD's, DVD Set - 4 DVD's, includes Seminar materials
OrderDate Recorded: June 14 - 16, 2006
Product Code: CD's-SSC006; DVD's-SSD006

Rapture2006 Summer Seminar: The Bible in the 21st Century
Marcus Borg, John Dominic Crossan & Barbara Rossing, Presenters

Seminar CD's: $55

Seminar DVD's: $75

The single most defining question for Christians today concerns the authority, nature and interpretation of the Bible. Biblical scholars John Dominic Crossan, Marcus Borg and Barbara Rossing lead this three-day seminar on the Bible and its significance for Christian life.

PRODUCT DETAILS
Contents: Seminar CD Set - 15 CD's, DVD Set - 4 DVD's, includes Seminar materials
OrderDate Recorded: June 19 - 21, 2006
Product Code: CD's-SSC061; DVD's-SSD061

St. Catherine2005 Summer Seminar: Mysticism, Empowerment & Resistance
Marcus Borg, Sr. Joan Chittister & John Dominic Crossan, Presenters

Seminar CD's: $55

Seminar DVD's: $75

A three-day seminar that looked at the relationship between spirituality and empowerment, mysticism and resistance, and the lives of some prominent mystics and the social power they wield. In additon to the three-day seminar, CD's are available of Sr. Joan Chittister's evening lecture, given on Friday June 17, 2005 at Trinity Cathedral.

PRODUCT DETAILS
Contents: Seminar CD Set - 12 CD's, DVD Set - 3 DVD's, includes Seminar materials
OrderDate Recorded: June 15 - 17, 2005
Product Code: CD's-SSC061; DVD's-SSD061

Protest2004 Summer Seminar: Toward a Theology of Power: The Biblical "Then" and the American "Now"
Marcus Borg, John Dominic Crossan & Jim Wallis, Presenters

Seminar CD's: $55

A three-day seminar on biblical and theological perspectives on power, its role in human life, and its relationship to issues of peace and justice in contemporary American politics.

PRODUCT DETAILS
Contents: Seminar CD Set - 15 CD's, includes Seminar materials
OrderDate Recorded: June 22 - 24, 2004
Product Code: CD's-SSC004; DVD's are not available

Light2003 Summer Seminar: Being Christian in the 21st Century: Continuing the Conversation
Marcus Borg & John Dominic Crossan, Presenters

Seminar CD's: $55

A continued exploration of what it means to be Christian in the 21st Century, including sessions on ways to continue the conversation in parishes and churches.

PRODUCT DETAILS
Contents: Seminar CD Set - 15 CD's, includes Seminar materials
OrderDate Recorded: June 24 - 27, 2003
Product Code: CD's-SSC003; DVD's are not available

Jesus2002 Summer Seminar: Being Christian in the 21st Century: Metaphor, History & Incarnation
Marcus Borg & John Dominic Crossan, Presenters

Seminar CD's: $55

Our first three-day summer seminar explored what it means in the 21st Century to see and incarnate the character and passion of God as portrayed in the Christian tradition.

PRODUCT DETAILS
Contents: Seminar CD Set - 15 CD's, includes Seminar materials
OrderDate Recorded: June 18 - 20, 2002
Product Code: CD's-SSC002; DVD's are not available

 

 

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