Posts Tagged ‘AdultEducation’
God’s Command to Speak Out In the Bible stories, there are kinds of silence – the silence of prayer, of awe, of fear. There is also a coerced, imposed silence. And there are courageous voices that break that oppressive silence, that intrude on the powerful, resisting the domination of a single voice. Our meetings will… Read More
During our first session of our Religion in America Lecture Series, we took the following Religious Literacy Quiz. How many can you answer? Which holy book stipulates that a girl who does not bleed on her wedding night should be stoned to death? a. Koran b. Old Testament c. (Hindu) Upanishads Which holy text declares:… Read More
On October 16th, our series begins with a discussion led by Brian Pinter. We will explore the issue of religious literacy and why it is so important – and so lacking – in our current historical moment. Why has religious literacy decreased in recent generations? What are the consequences of our religious illiteracy? How might we remedy… Read More
The Holy Spirit in the Prophetic Literature, Sunday, October 2. In many prophetic texts we see that the Spirit is closely linked with divine presence; for example, a number of prophetic texts read “the spirit of the Lord came upon…”. The spirit references in the prophets texts have much to teach us about the nature… Read More
The focus of our studies this season will be the Holy Spirit in scripture. We will explore the biblical foundations and antecedents for what became known as the doctrine of the Holy Spirit. The ancients used metaphors such as moving wind, fire, water, and a hovering dove to describe the activity and power of God’s spirit. … Read More
We are happy to announce the inauguration of a new ministry at Christ Church – Spiritual Direction. For more information, click here.
A Conversation on Technology and the Spiritual Life The spiritual writer Rev. Dan Horan once asked, “If Jesus had been born in 1980 and begun his public ministry in 2010, would he have ‘friended’ the twelve apostles on Facebook instead of visiting the Sea of Galilee?” Modern technology has impacted our spiritual lives in profound… Read More
Here are some helpful reflections from Ronald Rolheiser that might help us to interpret the stories of Jesus’ exorcisms and demonic encounters.
Here is a copy of my lecture notes on the parables and miracles (which I have referenced in the last couple weeks).
Here are my notes from Sunday, April 3 – An Introduction to the Gospel of Mark