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Jesus Seminar in the Rockies: Faith Communities in the First and Twenty-first Centuries

  • August 25, 2017
  • August 26, 2017
  • 2 sessions
  • August 25, 2017, 7:30 PM 9:00 PM
  • August 26, 2017, 9:30 AM 4:00 PM
  • Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies, 1700 Brodie, Estes Park, CO 80517

This Jesus Seminar “in the Rockies” compares early and current situations of Christ movements. The dynamic beginnings of first-century Jesus communities are legendary but sometimes forgotten or contested. The majority of twenty-first -century American churches are in cataclysmic decline, but thousands of others are experiencing creative and courageous growth. Join Hal Taussig and Sarah Morice Brubaker in exploring the social dimensions of today’s churches and early communities in search of inspiration and direction for the future.


Sarah Morice Brubaker (Ph.D., University of Notre Dame) is Assistant Professor of Theology at Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Her writing has appeared in The Christian Century, Geez, and Religion Dispatches. She is the author of The Place of the Spirit (2013).

Hal Taussig (Ph.D., The Union Institute) has taught at Union Theological Seminary in New York. In local, national, and international contexts, he studies early texts in their original languages and addresses church issues of today. His many books include, most recently, A New New Testament (2013).

Registration Information:
All Sessions
Pre-registration (by Aug 11, 2017) $60
Registration (after Aug 11, 2017) $75
Student Registration $50

Single Sessions
Friday Evening, 7:30–9 pm $20
Saturday Morning, 9:30 am–noon $30
Saturday Afternoon, 1:30–4 pm $30

Westar Institute
PO Box 346 Farmington, Minnesota 55024
(651) 200-2372

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