Looking for a spiritual challenge? If so then don’t miss hearing Robin Meyers this weekend. St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, in the inaugural event of The Carolyn Penniman Wohlforth lecture series, is bringing Meyers to town for a weekend of presentations.
Dr. Meyers is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, a tenured professor in the philosophy department at Oklahoma City University, an author, a syndicated columnist, and an award-winning commentator for National Public Radio. He has been the Senior Minister of Mayflower Congregational UCC church of Oklahoma City since 1985, the fastest growing UCC church in the Kansas Oklahoma conference.
The author of five books, his most recent book is The Underground Church: Reclaiming the Subversive Way of Jesus. In it Meyers proposes that the faithful recapture the spirit of the early church with its emphasis on what Christians do rather than what they believe. He also proposes that the best way to recapture the spirit of the early Christian church is to recognize that Jesus-following was and must be again subversive in the best sense of the word because the gospel taken seriously turns the world upside down. No matter how the church may organize itself or worship, the defining characteristic of church of the future will be its Jesus-inspired countercultural witness.
–Friday, October 12, 7:00 p.m.
Lecture: The Underground Church: Reclaiming the Subversive Way of Jesus
–Saturday, October 13, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Presentation: The Risks and Rewards of Fearless Preaching (lunch available for $10)
–Saturday, October 13, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Workshop: The Seven Characteristics of the Underground Church
–Sunday, October 14, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Presentation: Saving Jesus From the Church: How to Stop Worshiping Christ and Start Following Jesus
–Sunday, October 14, 11:30 a.m.
Service: Dr. Meyers preaching in worship from Gen. 1:26-31a on: Original Blessing.
All presentations at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church (Tudor & Lake Otis) and free of charge.