The Contemporary Challenge of Easter

This is a past event. Saturday, April 6 at 9:00am 3:30pm

Southminster Presbyterian Church 12250 S.W. Denney Rd., Beaverton, OR 97008

Southminster Presbyterian Church will host Dr. John Dominic Crossan on April 5-6. Dr. Crossan is a respected scholar and author of more than two dozen books about the New Testament, early Christianity, the historical Jesus and much more. His lectures are invariably insightful and inspiring, whether the listener has read all his books or none.

This program will take place just weeks before Easter and will focus on how Jesus’ death and resurrection are presented in the texts, and how those events have been interpreted through the ages.

In addition to three lecture sessions with Dr. Crossan, there will be a panel discussion, Putting Easter into Action, with three local pastors who have been on the front lines of turning Christian beliefs into meaningful action:

  • Rev. Barbara Nixon of First United Methodist Church, Corvallis. Author of Things I Wish Jesus Said, and coordinator of the feature Interfaith Voices in Albany and Corvallis newspapers.
  • Rev. Aric Clark, Presbyterian pastor and advocate for multiple causes. Author of Never Pray Again: Lift Your Head, Unfold Your Hands and Get To Work
  • Rev. Mark Brocker of St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Beaverton, a leading congregation in environmental stewardship. Author of Coming Home to Earth and a leading scholar on the works of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

Join up to add new insights to this year’s Easter celebration for yourself and your community.

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$20 - $50


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