Sunday Morning Adult Seminar

Inspired: What the Bible Can Teach Us and What It Can’t

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Peel House Parlor

Feb. 18, Feb. 25, and March 3

Led by Vicar Michaela Eskew


Using one of the books chosen for this year’s Lenten devotional writings, Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again by Rachel Held Evans, we will be exploring the entire bible in three weeks! We will explore the questions that are often raised on the validity of the scriptures, what we do with them in the modern age when they were written for a different time, place, and people, and how these ancient scriptures are still just as alive and wise today as they were when they were first penned in Hebrew and Greek. Come explore the Bible with us this Lent; all questions welcome!

February 18 – What is the Bible? What’s in the Bible? An Interactive Exploration

February 25 – The Old Testament

March 3 – The New Testament

 


No Cure for Being Human by Kate Bowler

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Fireside Room; Peel House Parlor

March 10, 17, and 24

Led by Pastor Carrie Baylis


Kate Bowler is a historian at Duke Divinity School though that is probably not what she is best known for.  At age 35, with a loving husband and a toddler she was diagnosed with cancer and the initial outlook wasn’t great.  She had long believed that life was full of choices, but this time it wasn’t.  So in a culture that often espouses “live your best life now” she had to come to terms with the choices we don’t get to make.  She explores what it’s like to live with a diagnosis and hold onto our faith when the world is telling us that anything is possible.  Life can be both beautiful and terrible, hope and despair walk hand in hand and through it all there is no cure for being human.


Coming Soon:

Spring 2024 - Where have all the Christians gone?: A comparative book study of Generations by Jean Twenge and The Great De-Churching by Jim Davis and Michael Graham, led by Joanne Larson


Adult Education

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Previous Adult Seminars:


Winter 2024          From the Inside Out

Fall 2023               Called to Be Disciples: Lessons from the Chosen

Summer 2023      Enchantment and the Christian Life: A Study of the Harry Potter Series

June 2023               The Great Belonging, a Book Study with Joann Larson

April - May 2023    The Church in Society, exploring an ELCA Social Statement

Lent 2023                Present Over Perfect, a Book Study with Pastor Carrie Baylis