2:00 PM at Asheville Friends Meeting House
227 Edgewood Road, Asheville, NC
Presented by Chris Highland
Writer and teacher Chris Highland will be reading and discussing his new book, A Freethinker’s Gospel – Essays For a Sacred Secular World. It may be a strange and startling title, but the theme of building bridges between people with or without faith permeates the collection of essays. Chris will explore his journey from faith to freethinking and how positive, constructive, inviting and liberating that journey has been. He will also offer his vision for a natural, humanistic way forward based on cooperation and collaboration between believers and nonbelievers.
Author of a dozen books, Chris writes the weekly “Highland Views” columns for the Citizen-Times. As a former minister and interfaith chaplain, he is now a freethinking Humanist celebrant teaching courses on Freethought at UNCA (OLLI) and Blue Ridge Community College. His wife Carol is a Presbyterian minister, certified Enneagram teacher and former director of the Marin Interfaith Council. Chris and Carol live in Asheville. Learn more: www.chighland.com
Informal discussion and refreshments will follow the presentation. All are welcome.