Every Sunday, from 02/03/2019 to 05/05/2019, 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
Please note: there is no Sunday School on Easter Sunday, April 21.
February 3 - May 5
Ryan Mayo and Kevin Lee I Room 17
After God made man, His benediction over them was the pronouncement, “very good.” This label applies to all of man’s attributes, not just his active abilities to work, worship or relate. This class will examine how the pronouncement “very good” can apply even to man’s “creaturely” limits. Through careful discussions of human traits like vulnerability, mortality, natality and embodiment, we hope to explore together why we don’t need to rest from our “creatureliness” because we can rest in it.
First half-term Class:
February 3 - Mar 17
“And let them make me a sanctuary that I may dwell in their midst.” Exodus 25:8. From this command, the people of God have built spaces for God to dwell and to communicate the word, but what do these spaces mean and why do they look the way they do? This class will focus on the art and science of the places of worship throughout history. Starting with the tabernacle and walking through the temple, the basilica, the cathedral
Mark Jarboe I Room 3C
The book of Esther is one of two books in the Bible where God is not overtly mentioned. Martin Luther did not believe Esther should be in the canon of Holy Scripture, but Esther speaks volumes today to Christians living in a secular society“ The great paradox of Esther is that God is omnipotently present even where God is most conspicuously absent” (Karen Jobes). In our study of the book Esther, we will see the hand of God in redemptive history and gain insights into how to live in “a manner worthy of our calling” in our secular society.
Second half-term Class:
March 24 - May 5
Denny Chadwick I Room 3C
We will read two chapters in Luke carefully and comparatively, tracing Luke’s use here of a concentric form to compile part of Jesus’ biography. The story we read presses us to care deeply about what we do with the gift of Jesus’ word.
Dave Upchurch I Room 16
Have you ever felt lost and confused in the midst of reading Ezekiel, Leviticus or even 2