How to Be a Crazy Christian with Michael Curry

This is a course with a warning label: All who enter here, expect to be transformed. Episcopal bishop Michael Curry is an inspiring and enthusiastic reformer with a clear call to reinvigorate the Church. Many people have experienced Christ's transforming power through Bishop Curry's ministry.

  • Worldwide Class

    Take this course with a class of ChurchNext students from around the world. Registration includes:

    • 24/7 access for 3 months to all video lectures, downloads, and course content.
    • Video lectures with Michael Curry
    • Downloadable Discussion Questions for groups and The Takeaway, for personal study.
    • Interaction with other students through discussion questions and sharing notes.
    or Register for $10

About this course

Garrison Keillor once said going to church makes someone a Christian about as much as sitting in a garage makes someone a Chevrolet. Bishop Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, has a heart for reawakening believers to the tremendous gift and challenge of giving our all to follow Jesus. His term for this kind of person is a Crazy Christian.

In this 45 minute class, Bishop Curry will tell us:

  • What Is a Crazy Christian?
  • Why Being a Crazy Christian is Easy - and Hard
  • Habits of a Crazy Christian
  • Giving Yourself Permission

This course is ideal for those who are looking to be encouraged and challenged in their Christian faith.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long will it take me to complete this course? It will take an average student about 45 minutes to complete this course. You can pause at any time and come back. You can even re-take lessons. Each course features 3-6 video lectures that are from 5-7 minutes in length. Also included are downloadable Mp3s of each lecture plus Discussion Questions and a one-page synopsis of the course called The Takeaway

Who’s teaching this course? Our instructors come from a variety of traditions, mostly mainline Christianity - Baptist, Episcopal, Methodist, Presbyterian. They meet two criteria: 1) they are well-studied, even experts, in their fields, 2) they offer a moderate viewpoint

How long will I be able to access the course material?  Those who purchase individual courses (for $10) can access all the course materials for 6 months from the date of purchase. Those who purchase individual subscriptions ($15/mo unlimited) can the course materials for all of our courses as long as their membership is current.

Is this course downloadable?  Parts of the course are - Mp3s of the lectures, the Takeaway, and the Discussion Questions. However, the course is designed to be an online learning experience and the video lectures, quizzes, and discussion are only accessible online. However, if you'd like to take the course in a small group, feel free to hook your computer up to a projector or big screen

Can I cancel my subscription anytime? You bet. It's easy, click here for instructions as well as answers to more Frequently Asked Questions.

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Course path preview

  • Getting Started

    • Welcome to How to Be a Crazy Christian

      • read Introduction
      • to-do Update Your Student Profile
      • to-do Introduce Yourself
      • Take One Question Before We Begin
  • What Is a Crazy Christian?

    • Lesson One: What Is a Crazy Christian?

      • read Introduction: What Is A Crazy Christian?
      • watch What Is a Crazy Christian? (5:22)
      • Take Lesson One Self-Assessment
      • to-do Discussion: What Is A Crazy Christian?
  • It’s Easy - and It’s Hard

    • Lesson Two: It’s Easy — and It’s Hard

      • read Introduction: It’s Easy — and It’s Hard
      • watch It’s Easy - and It’s Hard (5:39)
      • Take Lesson Two Self-Assessment
      • to-do Discussion: It’s Easy — and It’s Hard
  • Habits of a Crazy Christian

    • Lesson Three: Habits of a Crazy Christian

      • read Introduction: Habits of a Crazy Christian
      • watch Habits of a Crazy Christian (5:27)
      • Take Lesson Three Self-Assessment
      • to-do Discussion: Habits of a Crazy Christian
  • Embracing Crazy Hope

    • Lesson Four: Embracing Crazy Hope

      • read Introduction: Embracing Crazy Hope
      • watch Embracing Crazy Hope (6:03)
      • Take Lesson Four Self-Assessment
      • to-do Discussion: Embracing Crazy Hope
      • to-do Share Your Learning and Inspire Others
      • to-do Continuing the Journey
      • Take Evaluate: Help us make your learning and our courses better

About the teacher

Michael Curry

Michael Curry is the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church, a popular speaker, and writer of several books including Crazy Christians: A Call to Follow Jesus.

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