Discussion Group for Universal Christ Starts Thursday

Following on our rewarding Lenten discussion series with Grace Church, we will continue to offer a Thursday evening discussion group at 7 PM. The book we will read next is The Universal Christ, a recent and much acclaimed book by Franciscan Fr. Richard Rohr. We will meet this Thursday and then on the following six Thursdays. The reading selections for each week are as follows:

  • April 16:  Introduction (“Before We Begin”); Chapter 1; Chapter 2
  • April 23:  Chapter 3; Chapter 4; Chapter 5
  • April 30:  Chapter 6; Chapter 7; Chapter 8
  • May 7:  Chapter 9; Chapter 10; Chapter 11
  • May 14:  Chapter 12; Chapter 13; Chapter 14
  • May 21:  Chapter 15; Chapter 16; Chapter 17; Epilogue
  • May 28:  Afterword and Appendices

More information on the book can be found at http://universalchrist.cac.org, including a 5 minute video introduction to the text by Fr. Rohr and a discussion of the opening themes of the book:

  1. Christ is not Jesus’ last name.
  2. Original goodness.
  3. Accept being fully accepted.
  4. Love is the meaning.
  5. See Christ in everything.
  6. A sacred wholeness.

The book is available in print and e-book formats. Amazon has it for sale at this link.

You can connect to Thursday’s 7 PM discussion via the St. Charles public Zoom meeting ID (819 741 616). Full instructions, including a way to join by phone, are available here.