Embracing Radical Inclusivity
The Foundation for Contemporary Theology is an autonomous educational organization. We do not proselytize in any way and we are not affiliated with a denomination, church, synagogue, mosque, or any other religious or secular group. We encourage nominal and skeptical believers of all faiths and of no faith to join us on a journey that embraces and promotes radical inclusivity and comprehensive compassion in working together for the common good.
We have two interrelated goals in accommodating journeys of the past with the present and the future: we shall continue to provide the tools for critical discussion and debate on the transformative theological crisis that American Christianity has been undergoing for more than a century, and we are now exploring religious perspectives on a variety of contemporary issues that speak to our commonality as human beings. Every event is open to the public.
All Foundation programs are presently funded only by personal donations and registration fees only. Please consider sponsoring, underwriting or partially underwriting an event that holds particular interest for you. Or, you may contact us with regards to our developing endowment program. You can have a stake in the spread of progressive Christianity for now and in the future! You may reach us through the contact information listed under the "More" menu.
You Are Invited To Attend
Town Hall Meetings
THE FOUNDATION FOR CONTEMPORARY THEOLOGY
May 1, 2016
Dear Foundation for Contemporary Theology Supporters:
Please join us at our remaining three Town Hall Meetings for 2016 where participants engage in meaningful discussion and dialogue about contemporary theological and social issues. There will be small group discussions, questions and answers, and open discussion as a larger group. Meetings are open to all at no charge. If you are someone who is interested in religious and spiritual identity, as well as social change, these meetings are for you!
Thursday, June 23rd from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in Fondren Hall at St. Paul's United Methodist Church. Topic for discussion to be announced. Light dinner of salads and snacks will be served at the beginning of the meeting (free dinner provided by the Foundation's Board of Directors).
Wednesday, September 14th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Parlor at Bellaire United Methodist Church. Topic for discussion to be announced. Free lunch provided.
Thursday, October 27th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in Fondren Hall at St. Paul's United Methodist Church. Topic for discussion to be announced. Light dinner of salads and snacks will be served at the beginning of the meeting (free dinner provided by the Foundation's Board of Directors).
Please RSVP by phone at 713-668-2345 or to Cathy Knapp at email@example.com. It is not necessary to RSVP to attend, however, it would be appreciated so that we can get an approximate number for meals.
We hope to see you at our Town Hall Meetings!
Board of Directors,
Foundation for Contemporary Theology
JESUS BEFORE CHRIST NOW HAS A NEW E-BOOK EDITION, and it’s available at a cost of $5.99—the same cost as the first edition. The book will be very useful for those Christians who want a better understanding of their own Christian background, but it is aimed at the skeptical believer, the church dropout, and those who reject the religion but seek to understand the meaning of the Jesus Way. It is both a personal memoir and a provocative study. We believe it will also appeal to those of other faiths or of no faith who may have an interest in the themes explored in these chapters. The second edition clarifies a few issues (including some tables), and corrects or revises various statements in response to readers’ comments. Several references have been added and the language simplified in places to render the text more accessible to the reader. The new edition is available from the following outlets in the United States: iBookstore, Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Kobo, Baker & Taylor, Copla, Gardners, eSentral, Scribd, Goodreads, Oyster, Flipkart, Cianso, EBSCO and Vearsa. The first edition of the hard copy has been sold out, but depending on demand we may bring out a second paperback edition as well. For more information, contact the Foundation’s website (www.contemporarytheology.org) or email Les Switzer (LSwitzer@flash.net).
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