Sabbatical Educational Opportunity:
Eclipsing the Empire – Sundays, January 17 – May 1 (after worship in the Chapel; excluding Potluck Sundays)
As a part of the congregation’s practice of sabbatical we will begin a study together of the theology of Paul. While the scholarship of John Dominic Crossan and Marcus Borg are not new to members of the congregation, I think you will find their distillation of the gospel proclaimed by Paul in its cultural context to be enlightening. That is why I invite you to join preeminent New Testament scholars Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan on location in Turkey as they trace the Apostle Paul’s footsteps throughout the Roman Empire. This 12-session DVD and web-based study explores fresh insights into Paul’s message of the Kingdom of God, its challenge to Roman imperial theology, and the apostle’s radical relevance for today. This video series was filmed in High-Definition across Turkey, Greece, and Italy. I will lead the first 6 sessions beginning in January and the congregation will continue with the next six while I’m on Sabbatical in Greece and Turkey.
Being Presbyterian: Watch for opportunities in March/April. This class is for those interested in knowing more about the Presbyterian Church and those who may want to unite in membership.
Join us in the Parlor before Sunday worship hen we begin our next a five-week exploration of this topic. while this series of brief videos followed by discussion was developed for new members, we welcome everyone to join us as we ponder topics such as grace, evil, Jesus, maturing faith, and our call to be a blessing.
Kerygma: The Bible and Theology
Fall 2016 Dates to be announced.
6:30pm to 8:00pm in 121A
Every year we do something new in Kerygma studies. This year, 2016 Kerygma will not be offered until Fall. Then, we will focus on the theological questions: What are the Sacraments? and What is the Kingdom? Kerygma classes have their foundation in the exploration of the scriptures, the study and sharing of insights and the guidance of the teacher. Each study session we will look at one question, examining texts from the Old and New Testaments, interpreting how our answers to these questions inform our faith and guide our lives. This class does not require that you have prior experience with Kerygma.