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
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)