Feb 1 - 22 Forgiveness
Mahlon Hight, our new Minister of Congregational Life, will lead the Spiritual Journey class during February with discussions on prayer and other spiritual practices, based on her own spiritual journey. She is a graduate of Perkins School of Theology and certification in Spiritual Direction from Perkins.
Presenter: Mahlon Hight
Mar 1 - Apr 5 Journeying Through Lent to Easter
What does it take to get from dark to light, to get from where you are to where God created you to be, to get from death to new life? Join us as we explore the movements of a relationship with God within the themes of Lent, Holy Week and Easter Morning. Bring your own questions, hopes and sharings.
Presenter: Ben Marshall
Apr 12 - 19 Heloise and Hildegard: Two Extraordinary Women of the Medieval Church
This study will explore the contributions of Heloise and Hildegard, two influential religious figures of the 12th century in Europe. We will consider Heloise as a religious and philosophical figure and the improbably heroic quality of Hildegard’s 12th century monasticism and the even more improbable status of this woman prophet.
Presenter: Dr. Bonnie Wheeler, Professor of English and Founding Director of the Medieval studies Program at SMU.
Apr 26 Christian Fathers and Mothers
Christian men and women went to live in the hazardous desert environment of the Middle East, starting in the third century and continuing for another 350 years. Those who stayed and cultivated wisdom from life on the edge became known as the desert fathers and mothers, or abbas and ammas. In this one-session study participants will learn about the abbas and ammas and read some of their famous sayings.