Classes are at 7:00 p.m.
The Protestant Reformation
Oct. 12, 19, 7:00 p.m.
Led by Dr. Bill Stancil, Professor Emeritus of Theology and Religious Studies, Rockhurst University.
The 16th century has been hailed as the age of discovery, from the scientific advances of Copernicus to the masterpieces of Renaissance artists like Michelangelo. At roughly the same time, Martin Luther led the way in religious discovery, launching what came to be known as the Protestant Reformation. Join Dr. Mike Graves and Dr. Stancil for a two-part study of this important movement that has shaped Christian history to the present. Link to join class will be available via the newsletter and web site.
Saints for Our Time
Nov. 2, 9, 16, 7:00 p.m.
Led by Dr. Mike Graves.
The word “saint” conjures up all sorts of things for us moderns: golden halos painted around ancient heads, people like Francis of Assisi or Augustine, whom we usually refer to as Saint Francis and Saint Augustine. These interactive sessions will look at some more modern saints and what they have to teach us in our day: Fred Craddock, Anne Lamott, and Howard Thurman. Link to join class will be available via the newsletter and web site.
The Rest of the Story: Behind the Sermon
Led by Dr. Mike Graves September 21, 28, 7:00 p.m.
(Note: If you would like to be able to ask questions or chat during the class you will need to be logged into your Google account.)
Scripture passages are about a lot of things; sermons are about one. That’s what Dr. Mike Graves used to tell his seminary students. To use a metaphor from the movies, it means a lot of material ends up on the cutting room floor. In these interactive Zoom sessions, we’ll look back at two passages from which Mike preached, thinking about what was not covered. Participants may want to watch or listen to previous sermons ahead of each class.