Go Deep This Lent!
CHC’s adult spiritual education initiative continues this winter/spring with very special Lenten offerings. Here are the details.
Tuesday mornings (7:30 am in the chapel) – Holy Eucharist
What a powerful way to start your day!
All are invited to come and pray. The service will end by 8:00 am, so anyone needing to get to work will not be made late.
Lenten Lecture/Conversation with Dr. Matthew Taylor
Wednesday evenings (7 – 8:30 pm in the parish hall)
Mar. 11, Mar. 18, Mar. 25, and Apr. 1
Lent and the Legacy of Christian Anti-Semitism: Revisiting Jesus’ Suffering in the New Testament
The biblical passages Christians read and study in Lent – about Jesus’ unjust trial, his physical torture, and his death on the cross – have been rich sources of Christian mystical, artistic, and theological contemplation since the beginning of the Christian church. But these same passages have played a horrific role in Jewish-Christian relations through the centuries. These interpretations of Jesus’ suffering have fueled Christian anti-Semitism and spilled over into violence against Jews during Lent, even up to the present. How can Christians account for this history while also maintaining attachment to these biblical passages?
Update: In this series of lectures, Dr. Taylor will offer some new ways of thinking about these passages in conversation with four local rabbis.
- March 11th: Jesus’ Suffering in the Gospel of Mark – Who Killed Jesus?
- March 18th: Jesus’ Suffering in Matthew and Luke – Is Jesus a Model Jew or the Cosmic Savior?
- March 25th: Jesus’ Suffering in the Gospel of John – Is Jesus One of “The Jews?”
- April 1st: Jesus’ Suffering in the Book of Hebrews – What is Jesus’ Place in Christian anti-Judaism?
Matthew D. Taylor is the Protestant Scholar at the Institute for Islamic, Christian, and Jewish Studies in Towson. He holds degrees from the University of California, Irvine (B.A., English and Religious Studies), Fuller Theological Seminary (M.A., Theology), and Georgetown University (Ph.D., Theological and Religious Studies with an emphasis in Christianity and Islam). Dr. Taylor is a frequent speaker at Baltimore-area churches and other religious congregations and civic groups on Antisemitism, Islamophobia, interreligious dialogue, and Protestant theology.