Evangelical Zen: A Book Reading at Powell's City of Books by Paul Louis Metzger and Sallie Jiko Tisdale (Audio Session)

Introduction by Derrick Peterson

Dialogue, cooperation--even friendship--amidst deep disagreement: few things are rarer. We invite you to come join us and listen in on one such story.

On Tuesday the 26th at 7:30 PM at the Burnside Powell's Books location, Dr. Paul Louis Metzger, Professor of Theology and Culture at Multnomah University, and Director of New Wine, New Wineskins, read selections from his new book: Evangelical Zen: A Christian's Spiritual Travels With a Buddhist Friend. In the style of Augustine's Confessions (with a bit of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintanence thrown in), Dr. Paul Louis Metzger related to us his experience of friendship, cooperation, and dialogue as an Evangelical Christian with the Dharma Rain Zen Buddhist Center and Abbot Kyogen Carlson for over a decade. 

Parts originally authored by the late Abbot Kyogen Carlson were read by Sallie Jiko Tisdale, author of Women of the Way: Discovering 2,500 Years of Buddhist Wisdom, Dorothy and Arthur Shoenfeldt Distinguished Writer of the Year, and contributor to the New Yorker.

[Actual Session begins at 2:50]