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Hal Taussig Returns to FUMC Boulder July 16-30: Leading Adult Forum and Preaching
July 16, 2017 @ 9:00 am - July 30, 2017 @ 11:30 am
Multi-time Theologian-in-Residence, Professor Hal Taussig, returns to Boulder and our church on July 16, 23, and 30 with a series of lectures and discussions on “Spiritualities of the First Generations of Ancient Christ Groups.” Held at 9:00 am each Sunday in the parlor as part of our weekly Forum, his topics will focus on boisterous festive meals that were the primary form of spirituality and worship for the first two hundred years of the Jesus movements. In addition, Taussig’s talks will unveil a set of recently discovered new songs sung at these early groups’ festivities.
Taussig has been co-chair of a set of international research organizations concerning early Christian meals and has authored four books on the subject, including In the Beginning Was the Meal: Social Experimentation and Early Christian Identity. He is also the editor of the 2013 popular book, A New New Testament: A 21st Century Bible Combining Traditional and Newly Discovered Texts. Taussig is Chair of the Boulder-based (housed in our church) and nationally focused Tanho Center, which introduces a wide array of newly discovered early Christian texts to churches, scholars, and the public. Once again, he is in Boulder as a Theologian-in-Residence at our church.
Taussig will also preach in the 10:30 am service each Sunday during his visit to our church. He is recently retired Professor of New Testament at Union Theological Seminary and an ordained elder in the United Methodist denomination. His sermons will focus on ways contemporary 21st century spirituality can be enlivened and deepened by the festive meals and songs of the earliest Christ groups. After worship, Taussig will facilitate a “talk back” time in the parlor so that you can ask questions and join the conversation!
Don’t miss the opportunity to connect with Theologian-in-Residence Hal Taussig at Forum (9:00 am) or during worship (10:30 am) on July 16, 23, and 30. Come one Sunday, or all three! Welcome back Hal!