Adult Education

Our adult programs which run September through May include:

Adult education classes such as:

  • Adult Sunday School (Sundays 9:30 a.m.)
  • Bible Study (first and third Thursday 9:30 a.m.)
  • Theological book discussion (Tuesdays at Noon)
  • Seasonal and occasional evening adult classes
  • Readers’ Rendezvous (bi-monthly discussion of fiction)

 

Classes or topics offered in the recent past have included:

  • Women in the Bible
  • ‘Lost’ gospels of the New Testament (early writing not included in Bible)
  • Writers’ group
  • Comparative religions
  • Prayer 101
  • New Testament metaphors for the Christian Life
  • Israeli vs Palestinian views of the Middle East
  • “How my mind has changed” series with church members as leaders
  • Angels
  • Various Bible study themes and books of the Bible

 

Recent discussion of books such as:

  • Fingerprints of God (Barbara B. Hagerty)
  • Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time (Marcus Borg)
  • Why Christianity Must Change or Die (John S. Spong)
  • God’s Politics (Jim Wallis)
  • Blue Like Jazz (Donald Miller)
  • Living Buddha, Living Christ (Thich. N. Hanh)
  • Generous Orthodoxy (Brian McLaren)
  • A New Earth (Eckhart Tolle)
  • Heretic’s Guide to Eternity (Spencer Burke)
  • Holy War (Karen Armstrong)
  • Jesus for President (Shane Claiborne and Chris Haw)
  • Simply Christian (N.T. Wright)
  • Year of Living Biblically (A.J. Jacobs)

Adult Sunday School

A study of the letters to the Corinthians is a new Adult Sunday School class offered at 9:30 a.m. in the Mayflower Room. These “letters” between the apostle Paul and the struggling church at Corinth are among the most valuable of Paul’s letters, not only for the light they throw upon the character and mind of the apostle and for their vigorous presentation of the gospel, but also for the vivid pictures they bring us of the real life of a particular church at the middle of the first century. These are letters, not careful, academic products written in the seclusion of a scholar’s study: they are living, vital, torrents of words poured straight from his heart to the friends for whom he wrote them.

Come join us in the study. I promise you will be moved and inspired by these love letters to God’s people of faith. Childcare is available. Class leader is Harvey Booth.