Roger Wolsey Coming to The Fountains!

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Christianity for People Who Don’t Like Christianity

FOUNTAIN HILLS — Roger Wolsey, author of “Kissing Fish: Christianity for People Who DON’T Like Christianity”, will be preaching at The Fountains, a United Methodist Church, 15300 N Fountain Hills Blvd, at 9am and 11:15 on Sunday, March 30th.  The morning will also include a Q&A at 10:15.

Wolsey is a free-spirited GenX-er who thinks and feels a lot about God and Jesus. He’s a Christian, yet he identifies with people who consider themselves as being “Spiritual, but not Religious.”

An articulate proponent of “progressive Christianity,” Wolsey is clear that what has come to pass as conventional or “pop” Christianity isn’t what following Jesus is actually about. God didn’t “need” Jesus to be killed. God isn’t wrathful or vindictive. There isn’t a hell (other than ones that we create here on earth) – and going to heaven after we die isn’t what the practice of Christianity is all about. Jesus and his message are instead about living in a way that goes against the religious status quo in pursuit of God’s vision for justice, inspiring us to follow his radical and challenging Way of being in the world.

An ordained pastor in the United Methodist Church, Rev. Wolsey has served as pastor for churches in Minnesota, Iowa and Colorado and has taught Introduction to Religion classes at Graceland University in Lamoni, IA. He currently serves as the Director of the Wesley Foundation campus ministry at the University of Colorado in Boulder and serves on of the board of directors of the Boulder International Fringe Festival. His popular blog for Patheos, “The Holy Kiss,” expands on the already comprehensive introduction to progressive Christianity found in his “Kissing Fish” book. For more information, call 480.837.7627 or email  Professional child care is provided throughout the morning.


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  • Sunday morning Celebrations are Live-Streamed at 9:30am only, no face-to-face gatherings.
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