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Adult Education Classes

1. An Introduction to the Bible (The Rev. Josh Hosler) Please bring a bible with you to class.

2. Exploring Faith, Reason, and Doubt (The Rev. Armand Larive & Ben Amundgaard) In preparation for Fred Tiffany's discussion of the places in the Psalms where the the Psalmist struggles with what seems like God 's absence or lack of concern, please read Psalms 13, 88, and 102.  If you have time, please also take a look at I Samuel 4. If you have any questions, please contact Ben Amundgaard.

3. Joining Jesus in the Life of Prayer (The Rev. Jonathan Weldon) The Book of Common Prayer defines prayer as "responding to God, by thought and by deeds, with or without words."  Our prayer, then, will reflect our present understanding of God. Christian prayer is growth in understanding God as Jesus understands God.  Using the Lord's Prayer as our starting point, we will see how our prayer life can grow and change during our lives.

Dinner is shared at 6:00pm in the Great Hall and childcare is provided during class.

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6:45-8:00 p.m. Adult Education classes as follows:

IV. An introduction to the Bible

Led by: Father Josh Hosler

What is the Bible for?

Is it a book of rules? An art gallery? Do we engage it as a source of comfort or as a threatening judge? Is it historically accurate, or all metaphors and symbols?

Is it all of the above? How can we tell which lens to use, and when?

Join Father Josh for a four week journey through the basics of the Bible: its structure and forms, the arc of its overall story, and a tour of many of the ways it has been used throughout the centuries.

  • October 29
  • November 5
  • November 12
  • November 19

 

V. Exploring Faith Reason and Doubt

Led by: Armand Larive and Ben Amundgaard

Does faith exclude doubt, or require doubt? Can reason contribute to faith, or are they antithetical? Explore these questions and others in four sessions led by Armand Larive and Ben Amundgaard.

Each class will start with presentation of an idea or problem and then move into open discussion. Come prepared to share your questions, reasoning and doubts. Share the ways you have resolved some of these issues in your journey of faith.

  • October 29
  • November 5
  • November 12
  • November 19

VI. Joining Jesus in the Life of Prayer

Led by: Father Jonathan Weldon

If you are feeling called develop your prayer practice, join Father Jonathan in four helpful sessions. Beginning with the prayer Jesus taught us, we'll explore ways that our Christian faith offers us to "respond to God by thought and by deed, with our without words".

We will have time for discussion, questions and practice of several forms of prayer.

  • October 29 - Laying the foundations
  • November 5 - Lectio Divina
  • November 12 - Praying the hours
  • November 19 - Centering (contempletive) prayer
Earlier Event: November 17
St. Paul's Vestry Meets in Room B15
Later Event: November 21
Parents' Night Out!