How to Be a Crazy Christian with Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church
11:00 – 12:00 in the Choir Room, beginning Sunday, October 25, 2015 — Teacher: Ross Wright
- What is a Crazy Christian?
- Its’ Easy — and It’s Hard
- Habits of a Crazy Christian
- Embracing Crazy Hope
- Continuing the Journey
Wait a minute, do you really want to be called “crazy?” Bishop Michael Curry says you do. In fact, anyone who truly follows Jesus is, by the world’s definition, a bit insane. After all, Jesus did a lot of “crazy” things during His lifetime, things that seemed incomprehensible to the world around Him and even to His own followers: He loved the outcast and criminal, He raised the dead, He taught radical forgiveness and generosity, He submitted to test and torture and even execution. So if we really consider ourselves His followers, how can we not do the same?
And yet so often we listen more to the voices of our time and our culture, or to our own self-centered desires. We dumb down or sanitize worship and theology. We get fixated on the here and now.
In this course, Bishop Curry encourages us to break away, to be different, to embrace the crazy hope of the Gospel. He offers wisdom and guidance on how to become what he calls “crazy Christians.” But beware: following Jesus can be simultaneously natural and easy (as we live into who we were created to be) AND it can be relentlessly difficult (as we break away from what the world tells us and as we seek to remain committed to our calling). Joining the counter-cultural adventure of discipleship means beginning truly to live, to know peace and joy, to have hope, and to dream of glory. If you seek to revitalize your faith, or to learn more about what it means to be a Christian, or if you’re simply weary of following your own way, this course is for you.
Also Note: If you have young children, the nursery is open on Sundays from 9:15 – 12:00 for children up to pre-K.