Dear Folks -
I would like to alert those of you in the Houston area that Marcus Borg, authority on "the Jesus of history," will be speaking in the space Ordinary Life uses this coming weekend. He will speak Friday evening and on Saturday. The title of his presentation is: "Speaking Christian: The Problem and the Need." To register and/or learn more go to www.contemporarytheology.org
The only way we can experience transformation or growth in either our psychological, spiritual or religious work is by moving into liminal space. There are several ways to do this which I list in this talk.
One of the most important things we can do is give up the notion that our opinions are "facts" about which we are "right."
If we can do this, even for a few minutes at a time, we can move in the direction of the values Jesus taught about, lived and invited us to embody. These values include love, being sharp and being inclusive.
In the section of the talk where I talk about being sharp I illustrate my point with lots of photographs which show how stupid some people can be especially when they are proclaiming how right they are. In order to see these photos you'll have to go to the Ordinary Life website and look at the overhead presentation link. Many, many thanks to the work Susanna Hooper puts into make this possible.
This is a summary of the talk I gave in Ordinary Life this week. The full text follows.