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e-Newsletter - Volume 2, Number 27
"Lent: Dying, Rising, and Living Anew" with Dr. Rick Lowery
by Bill Anderton

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Winter arrives, Advent comes to a close, Christmas Day happens, and then…we are confronted with the stark reality, on the Feast of St. Stephen, that Christ came into our world already alive in order to die, so that we, like Stephen, who came into the world already “dead” might have new life. For us Disciples, we hear our General Minister and President reflecting on her thoughts of spring in her Internet message today, and describing metaphorically this “new life” as we “move out unencumbered, free to explore the greening, budding world of new life that has been waiting all winter to be born: Spring.”

This first Christmas week may seem too soon to begin thinking about Spring, and the lengthening of days which we know as the “Lenten Season.” But it isn’t…especially not for the busy pastor who will be faced soon enough with “Ash Wednesday.’ And this is why Christian College of Georgia and TransformingTheChurch.org have partnered to prepare a way for busy pastors and all others who are seeking a depth of understanding of the First Testament Scriptures which are our “highway in the wilderness” leading us to Easter.

Join us in this weekly journey of video lectures by Dr. Rick Lowery, followed by video dialogue between Rick and his pastor, The Reverend Linda McCrae, as we prepare ourselves for the experience of study and preparation like the early church prepared converts before baptism on Easter Eve. What better way to discover meaning for TODAY than to join with colleagues in this video course and its weekly live conference calls with Dr. Lowery in advance of each Sunday’s text.

Stay tuned for more information. Online registration for this course will be opened the last week in December for the class starting in late January.

Click here to see a free video sample of our new course.

Christian College and TransformingTheChurch.org have endeavored to make this course as RELEVANT and as ACCESSIBLE to as many Pastors as possible. Our pricing is set in order to ensure that even those on a “lean” professional development or educational budget can participate. This is not only fresh, new content for Advent preparation, but affords several hours of direct interaction with the instructor. We believe that the VALUE is unsurpassed, and we offer this course to the Church and Her Servants with hopes that you can participate.