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Jesus in the Gospels
Steve Britt and Peter Croft are leading an adult Sunday School class entitled "Jesus in the Gospels," beginning February 11, 2018 and running for 4 weeks. The class will meet at 9:30 am in Room 107. The goal of this time will be to experience together who Jesus is in the Gospels. What does Jesus do and say? How does he act? What does he care about? With lots of reading aloud from the Gospels and some discussion, we'll read together through large passages and reflect on how Jesus comes through in the context of each Gospel. Printed texts will be provided, but bring a Bible if you like. Each week will stand on its own, so don't hesitate to come if you miss a session. Children's Sunday School will be happening simultaneously for 4 year olds through 5th grade in Rooms 201 and 202, but older kids are welcome in this class. Nursery childcare is available for children 3 and younger.
Flannery O'Connor's Scandalous Christianity
October 22, 2017 - November 12, 2017
In October and November 2017, Matt Brownfield let a class on "Flannery O'Connor's Scandalous Christianity." This class explored Flannery O'Connor's engagement with Scripture through the lens of four of her short stories: "A Good Man is Hard to Find," "Revelation," "A Temple of the Holy Ghost," and "The Partridge Festival." Of particular focus were O'Connor's portrayal of the action of God's grace, especially it's disruptive power in human affairs.
The Freshness of the Fathers: The Relevance of the Early Church for Faith Today
In February and March 2017, we looked at the faith of Christians in the first few centuries AD. We discussed the many parallels with issues we face today while also highlighting the different approaches they often took to address those in their day. The presuppositions, practices, and postures of the Church leaders and laypersons inspired us to think in fresh ways about theology, worship, and culture. Class was led by James Wood.
Week One — February 5, 2017 (no recording due to technical difficulties)
Week Two — February 12, 2017
Week Three — February 19, 2017
Week Four — February 26, 2017
Week Five — March 5, 2017
Navigating the White Water Rapids of Culture & Politics
In January 2017, Marvin Olasky led Grace + Peace is discussing how to apply the Bible to current events without either underusing or overusing Scripture (ignoring the Bible when it's clear, using it for political advantage when it's unclear). We discussed ways Christians can examine controversial issues without coming to blows or making an idol out of politics.
Week One -- January 15, 2017
Week Two -- January 22, 2017 (no recording due to technical difficulties)
Week Three -- January 29, 2017
Homosexuality & Christianity: A Message of Hope
During the month of October 2016, Lance Lawhon taught a Sunday School class on the subject of homosexuality and Christianity. The class tackled the polarizing views presented by the world and the church. We examined causes of homosexuality, issues of identity, calling, the biblical view of sexuality, and community. Download the syllabus for additional information.
Week One -- October 2, 2016
Week Two -- October 9, 2016
Week Three -- October 16, 2016
Week Four -- October 23, 2016 (no recording due to technical difficulties)
Week Five -- October 30, 2016