PCS 103 – Lent & Holy Week: BEYOND Atonement! – Begins Tuesday, February 21 at 7pm EST

 PCS 103 – Lent & Holy Week: BEYOND Atonement!

Presented by Rev. Dawn Hutchings

Begins February 21, 2023
7:00pm – 8:00pm EST
(meets every Tuesday for eight weeks)

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​About this course: Lent & Holy Week:BEYOND Atonement!

 Lent & Holy Week:BEYOND Atonement!


The DIVINE MYSTERY which we call “GOD” is BEYOND the BEYOND and BEYOND that also! So, how do we embark on the journey of Lent once we have moved beyond theistic notions of “GOD”? How do we follow the radical teachings, life, and death of Jesus into the wilderness

of Lent when we no longer believe in a supernatural being which requires placating? Once

you no longer believe Jesus was or is a sacrifice for sin, the various atonement theories which

have undergirded so many of our Lenten practices fail to lead us into or out of the wilderness



Tinkering with our Lenten traditions is NOT enough! Our world is in desperate need. There’s

precious little time for wallowing in worship which fails to lead us BEYOND the desert to

RESURRECTION! Radical 21st century theology empowers us to move BEYOND atonement

theologies, BEYOND worship which relies on penal sacrificial thinking, BEYOND preaching

which pays lip-service to Jesus’ teachings, BEYOND rituals which require insider knowledge,

BEYOND singing hymns which inculcate medieval theologies, and BEYOND participating in

journey which demands that we suspend reality so that we can tamely follow the church into

the wilderness.


Worship is a powerful tool which holds the potential to empower the embodiment of the

DIVINE MYSTERY which is the LOVE that IS GOD. Worship has the power to form and to

transform worshippers, empowering the radical nature of LOVE to move us BEYOND the

wilderness of LENT into RESURRECTION!


So, whether you are a worship leader, a creator of liturgy, a preacher, a teacher, or more

importantly, someone who aspires to follow Jesus, this course is designed to nurture and

challenge you as together we embark on a Lenten journey which promises to provide

resources to inspire RESURRECTION!


Resources for worship leaders, preachers, musicians, and Followers of the Way, will be

provided in advance of a weekly Zoom seminar to discuss various empower the embodiment

of LOVE in the world.


To sample the kinds of resources which will be offered you can check out the resources

provided for Ash Wednesday.


Once you register on the People’s Catholic Seminary teachable platform, (LINK) you will have

access to resources for the First Week of Lent. Resources will include weekly video lectures

together with sample sermons, provided by Dawn Hutchings, who has been developing

Lenten liturgies, preaching progressive sermons, and teaching progressive theology for 23

years. Our first Zoom seminar on Tuesday February 21st at 7pm EST, will set the format for

opportunities to look ahead to each Sunday’s readings. So, worship leaders, Lenten study

facilitators, preachers, and liturgists will have resources with which to inspire RESURRECTION.


Those who are simply looking for new ways of understanding as you seek to follow Jesus’

Way of being in the world, will discover resources for your personal Lenten journey


PCS 508 –  The Gospel of Thomas Goes Public

Presented by Dr. Shirley Paulson

Begins March 1, 2023
7:30pm  to 8:30pm EST
(meets every Wednesday for seven weeks)

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