Christ's Way or the Highway?
Rev. Dr. Eric Elnes to Preach - Sunday, January 28, at 11:59am
Is it possible to be faithfully Christian without denying the legitimacy of other faiths? Rev. Dr. Eric Elnes, Senior Minister at Countryside Community Church (Omaha, NE) will guest preach on Sunday, January 28, at 11:59am worship.
Rev. Dr. Eric Elnes and Countryside Community congregation are a part of Omaha’s “Tri-Faith Initiative” which is made up of three Abrahamic faith groups who have chosen to be in relationship together as neighbors on one campus, committed to practicing respect, acceptance and trust. The three members are of the Jewish, Christian and Islamic faiths: Temple Israel, Countryside Community Church (UCC) and The American Muslim Institute. They combined with the belief that we are being led together by our God and that we are all called to be a blessing to each other and our community. The shared commons is the only undertaking of its kind in the world, and it’s here in Omaha!
Join us in worship, as Dr. Elnes share about the Tri-Faith Initiative and its mission of co-locating Jewish, Christian, and Muslim houses of worship to promote dialogue, transcend differences, foster acceptance, and build bridges of respect and trust.
Rev. Dr. Eric Elnes is a minister, author, internet television personality, and biblical scholar with Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from Princeton Theological Seminary. He has served as Countryside’s Senior Minister since 2008. In 2010, Dr. Elnes helped create and host Countryside’s internet television program, Darkwood Brew (darkwoodbrew.org) which became the world’s first faith-based, weekly, interactive web television program and has produced the world’s largest collection of progressive small group video resources.
Eric’s books include, Igniting Worship: The Seven Deadly Sins (Abingdon, 2004), and Gifts of the Dark Wood: Seven Blessings for Soulful Skeptics (and Other Wanderers) (Abingdon, 2015), which won Christian Retailing’s “Best of 2015” award in the category of Spiritual Growth. He was also the lead author and editor of the Phoenix Affirmations – a popular, ecumenically developed set of twelve principles that have become an important theological backbone of the Convergence Christian movement. His book, The Phoenix Affirmations: A New Vision for the Future of Christianity (Jossey-Bass, 2006) is the first published commentary on the Phoenix Affirmations.