Anxiety just comes with life. However, as God's Word reveals, it doesn't have to dominate life. In this five-session video-based study bestselling author Max Lucado looks at seven admonitions from the apostle Paul in Philippians 4:4-8 that lead to one wonderful promise: "The peace of God which surpasses all understanding."
If you are troubled by some of the beliefs of Christianity that you hear espoused in our culture you are not alone. Join us as we explore the basic elements of the Christian faith and life and discover ways to understand our Faith in ways that are meaningful in today’s world. Based on the book by that name by Marcus Borg, this study will be of great value to you as you sort out what you hear in our culture that is called Christian.
Drawing from Amy-Jill Levine’s "The Misunderstood Jew" and Bruce Chilton’s "Rabbi Jesus," the class will examine the Jewish context of Jesus’s life and ministry and address how Christians can sometimes deliberately or inadvertently express anti-Semitism.
Each week the Jesus, Java and Journey class will watch and discuss a portion of the film Philomena - a story of an Irish woman who has a child out of wedlock and is sent to a convent. As a toddler the child is taken from her and put up for adoption in the United States. The story tells of her search for him, and ultimately finding him.
All of the great faith beliefs hold that at the heart of their belief is human transformation. The spiritual journey of transformation for males and females is very different. Why is Jesus in the gospels always saying to those on the top, you must go down; and to those on the bottom, you must come up.
The author of Matthew and the congregation that he served were discovering their function in the post-Easter world of the first century. Today the Gospel of Matthew offers us guidance while we decide how we will function as the church of the 21st century. The teachings, parables, and miracles of Jesus as they are recorded in Matthew’s Gospel deliver messages that are not found in the other Gospels.
Our individual/collective narratives tell us how we got where we are and guide our future. This 4-week series will draw on a new book by a scientist and theologian who are brothers – Stories of Desire & Narratives of Faith: From Neanderthals to the Postmodern Era.
If you would like to take your Enneagram work beyond just knowing your number, a new six-week session on the “Enneagram and Relationships” will begin on September 17 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm in Room 234. Using Suzanne Stabile’s book, “The Path Between Us” as a guide, the group will explore how each type behaves and experiences relationships.
Join the Cornerstone Class on Sundays in July and August for “This I Know” - a study created by Northaven to educate participants about why you should care about the issue of homosexuality and faith. This class is an invitation to talk, but not necessarily to agree, and equips participants with the tools to respond to the issue out of love rather than fear.
Come meet some fascinating women from the Bible: Rebekah who overcame feminine stereotypes; Leah, who overcame rejection and insecurity; Abigail who dealt with confrontation followed by discussion of the relevant modern day topics each of these women raise for us.
A survey of the historical roots and theological contexts of New Testament assertions about the end-time suggests that they don’t belong to the indispensable core of the “good news” that the church proclaims. Join the Cornerstone Sunday School Class for this interesting conversation in Room 237 at 9:30 am on June 2.
The classical Church embedded patriarchy and misogyny into our culture. Rev. Dr. Bill Kirby will trace the history of what the Church Fathers said about the Church Mothers from Tertullian(160 AD) to John Wesley. the class will discuss how the church’s patriarchal attitudes contributed to the response of the #metoo movement.
Reinhold Niebuhr’s “serenity prayer” remains of the most quoted writings in American literature. He rose from a small midwest church pulpit to become one of the nation’s moral voice. This is a powerful, insightful and inspiring documentary featuring interviews with many civil rights leaders and theologians. Join the Jesus, Java & Journey (J3) class on June 2 & 9 in room 250 at 9:30 am.
In The Challenge of Jesus, renowned historical Jesus scholar John Dominic Crossan, presents his life’s work exploring the matrix of Jesus’ unique time and place. Drawing on scholarly text, excavation and history, Dr. Crossan introduces us to the flesh and blood people who shaped the world into which Jesus was born. In these DVD presentations, we meet a Jesus we’ve not known before.
Faith Voices on Justice will host "Building Bridges” on Thursday, April 25 at 7:00 pm. Our presenters Kendra Weddle-Irons, PhD. and Jann Aldredge-Clanton, PhD., have authored the recent book, "Building Bridges: Letha Dawson Scanzoni and Friends"
How do we live as resurrection people? How do we take those stories into our our hearts and lives, living as though we believe resurrection to be a reality? Frank Brookhart, author of “Living The Resurrection,” takes stories of the resurrection and illuminates a way for Christians and seekers to explore life in the new creation.
Come watch and discuss the award-winning documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” for three weeks in the Jesus, Java & The Journey Class in Room #250 from 9:30 - 10:30 am on Sunday March 31, April 7 & 14. The group will watch portions of the documentary each week and discuss the environment and speaking truth to power.
What is a spiritual pilgrimage? (Hint: it is way different than a pilgrimage to Graceland). Come and explore the topic with Reverend Dr. Blair Thompson-White as she shares her dissertation research, Biblical scholarship, and personal experience that ultimately makes the case for why pilgrimage is essential to spiritual growth.
Why do you do the things you do? Think those particular thoughts? Feel your feelings so strongly? The Ennegram can help you understand both yourself and those around you in a new light. Join us for this 12-week journey to personal insight and discovery.