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Tillich Speaks to You (and The Church!)
January 7, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 pm EST
Church member Tom Robinson presents Tillich Speaks to You (and The Church!) Many know of Paul Tillich as one of the greatest theologians of the last century. During the second half of his career, he taught at three seminaries here in the United States following his expulsion from Germany before WWII. He wrote more than twenty books and published most all of his sermons. Perhaps surprisingly, he is best known for the terms he coined for the theological lexicon: the “Ground of Being”, the “New Being”, the “God beyond God”, the “Eternal Now”, and the “Courage to Be.” These terms, on their own, seem very difficult to understand and might cause people to avoid engaging with Tillich. However, considered in the context of Tillich’s major teachings, they actually can convey a deep, revitalizing, and useful message to any parishioner (and any church!). Therefore, the discussion led by Tom Robinson starts with five “big ideas” of Tillich’s and then move on to how these five unique terms speak to individuals and to the Church in a direct and meaningful way.