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Lenten Forums

March 8, 2020 @ 10:15 am - 11:00 am

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An event every week that begins at 10:15 am on Sunday, repeating until March 29, 2020

Associate Rector James Joiner will lead the Sunday Forums in Lent, which will explore the ideas of sin and mercy and how we can use each for self-examination and community accountability. We tend to have a very loaded idea of what constitutes sin in our tradition, and for good reason! The classification of sins has a notorious history for being used to dominate and manipulate the faithful with misplaced religious authority. Yet we still hold the idea that there is something good that we pursue in our spiritual lives, and part of that involves discerning which parts of our lives as individuals and communities are worth turning away from. Through a comparison with how other religious traditions approach this phenomenon, particularly the teachings from Buddhism on the Five Hindrances, we’ll look at fresh approaches for how to engage Christianity’s use and misuse of sin. In the process, we’ll develop practices for becoming fountains of God’s mercy in our daily lives. All are welcome in the Nativity Hall each Sunday at 10:15 am from March 1 to March 29 for more.


March 8, 2020
10:15 am - 11:00 am
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James Joiner


Nativity Hall
1704 NE 43rd Ave
Portland, OR 97213 United States
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