What does it mean that Holy Wisdom Monastery is an ecumenical Christian monastery? What is the essence of Christianity that holds all Christians together in faith?

In this six session course, last offered at Holy Wisdom in 2015, we will use Marcus Borg’s book, The Heart of Christianity, to explore that question. By examining the “emerging paradigm” Borg emphasizes the transformational aspect of Christianity that is about loving God and loving what God loves.

Borg consistently aligns the emerging paradigm with God, Jesus, the Bible, tradition, and religious practice, which constitute the heart of a Christianity that can be embraced by all Christians.





Mondays, January 8, January 22, February 5, February 19, March 5, March 19, 2018




6:30-8:30 pm




Retreat & Guest House Room 222 (January 8, 22; February 19; March 5)

Retreat & Guest House Room 10 (February 5; March 19)




Tom Zanzig is an internationally recognized speaker on adult faith formation and an author whose most recent book is The Transformed Heart: Religion, Spirituality and the Struggle for Integrity. He is an Oblate and member of Sunday Assembly at Holy Wisdom Monastery.



Pamela Johnson is an Oblate and member of Sunday Assembly at Holy Wisdom Monastery. She retired after 36 years working in religious studies publishing and now spends her time in a spiritual practice of “tea and conversation” with people walking many spiritual paths.




$125, includes a copy of the book



Register by January 2, 2018


  • Starting Monday, January 8th, 2018, repeated every 2 weeks on Monday until Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm


Holy Wisdom Monastery

4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562