Classes are from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the Social Hall
Reading Romans Again for the First Time. Sept. 16 and 23. Led by Dr. Mike Graves. Romans is the Apostle Paul’s most important letter, and most confusing, “a long and winding road,” to borrow a phrase. But it’s worth another look, especially since there are alternative ways of reading it that have started to surface.
New Doors into the Book of Revelation. Sept. 30, Oct. 7 and 14. Led by Dr. David May, Professor of New Testament, Central Seminary. Abused. Misused. Corrupted. Distorted. The strange book of Revelation, unfortunately, has all these characteristics in common. In this interactive study we’ll consider a variety of legitimate “doors” for entering into the last book in the Bible so as to appreciate its visual, theological, poetic, and pastoral depth of meaning.
Stubborn is not a Plan. Oct. 21. Led by Helen Emmott, nurse, aging specialist and author of Without Regrets: Advice from a Nurse About Aging and Dying. Learn family strategies to develop caregiving, health, financial, and residence plans in anticipation of aging and serious illness.
How Are We Made Right with God? Models of Atonement. Oct. 28, Nov. 4 and 11. Led by Dr. Mike Graves. The word “atonement” can be broken down to read, “at one,” the idea being how Christianity has understood humans being “at one” with God. The most prevalent interpretation is that Jesus paid the penalty for our sins. But that approach implies atonement takes place by violence. Together, we will explore several options to this age-old dilemma.