St. John's School for Christian Thought & Practice

We’re working on a schedule of classes for the first few months of 2014.  If you have ideas for courses, please let John Nash know.  Perhaps you have always wanted to teach a class on your pet subject, but nobody gave you the chance.  This may be your opportunity!


Wednesday Evening Programs and Dinner will resume on May 7, 2014.  Dinner is served at 5:30 PM prepared by Chef Seth (who is gaining quite a following at St. John’s) followed by a program from 6:00 to 7:00 PM.

The program for the four Wednesdays in May 2014 will feature a video study “Embracing an Adult Faith” a presentation by Marcus Borg on what it means to be Christian.

Marcus J. Borg is Canon Theologian at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland, Oregon.  Internationally known in both academic and church circles as a biblical and Jesus scholar, he was Hundere Chair of Religion and Culture in the Philosophy Department at Oregon State University until his retirement in 2007. 

“Embracing and Adult Faith” is an exciting, five-session, adult-formation resource for those seeking a richer understanding of issues in contemporary Christian practice and theology: Who was Jesus?  Who is God?  What is salvation?  How do we practice our faith?  How do we live in community?

Your small group watches and listens as bestselling author and theologian, Marcus Borg, stimulates thoughtful and heartfelt conversation among a small group of participants, captured for you on DVD-based video.  Your group takes off from there, delving more deeply into each session’s theme.  Group members become teachers for one another, following a personal, respectful and engaged model of adult learning.