SUNDAY MORNING ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAM
Adults meet each Sunday morning at 9:15 in Rockwood Hall for a discussion of a wide range of topics.
There's always something interesting and inspiring being presented in the adult education sessions. Join us any Sunday from September through May in Rockwood Hall for great discussions. Class offerings change throughout the year.
The 2016-17 year begins with a series we're calling "What Are You Doing Now?" Members will talk about their work and other projects in which they are currently involved.
Past years have included sessions on science and religion, archeology and the Bible, the Reformation, and a discussion about the novel Lila with Marilynne Robinson.
SUNDAY MORNING ADULT EDUCATION IN LENT
Returning Home: Christian Faith in Encounter with Other
During Lent, the Sunday morning
adult education sessions will explore how Christian faith has been deepened and
enriched by encounters with people of different religions. We will look at
familiar Lenten themes, such as temptation and fasting, but with a different
approach. This series does not necessarily emphasize common ground or dialogue.
It more about how Christian faith has burned brightly following an encounter
with the religious other.
Christians who have lived alongside,
and worked with, people of other faiths, often express their surprise and
appreciation that their own Christian faith has been enriched by these
encounters. How is this the case? Sometimes a practice such as fasting by
Muslims in Ramadan has led Christians to think again about the ancient
Christian practice of fasting, or the understanding of a concept such as
suffering in an Indic faith has prompted Christians to interrogate Christian
understanding of redemptive suffering.
The theologian John Cobb described
his deep encounter with Buddhism in terms of a journey to another land and
culture: the newness, sometimes strangeness of the other, can be an enriching
experience. However when we return to the familiar, home is viewed with
different eyes and a deeper, perhaps more profound, appreciation. This is why the
series is called “Returning Home.”
The themes of this study series will
also shape our Sunday morning worship during Lent.
Join Bill Lovin in Rockwood Hall at
9:15 on Sunday mornings.