Spring 2021

 
 
 
 
 
 

“A Black Theology of Liberation” by James Cone

Wednesdays at 3:00p beginning March 10

Facilitated by Umar Williams and Bill Konrardy

James Cone, one of the most theological voices in North America, offers a searing indictment of white theology and society, introducing a radical reappraisal of the Christian message for our time. Joining the spirit of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr., Cone radically reappraised Christianity from the perspective of the oppressed black community in North America. Forty years later, Cone’s work retains its original power, enhanced now by his reflections on the evolution of his own thinking and of black theology. Join us for deep discussion on Liberation for Black and Christian family.

 

EBooks are $9.99 and paperbacks $14.93, please purchase your own book.  Scholarships available.

 
 
 

“Finding God in the Waves: How I Lost My Faith and Found It Again Through Science” by Mike McHargue

Sunday mornings at 10:10 beginning March 7

Facilitated by Chris Dozier, Stacey Edwards, and Don McClung

From the host of the popular podcasts, The Liturgists Podcast and Ask Science Mike, a story of having faith, losing it, and finding it again through science—revealing how the latest in neuroscience, physics, and biology help us understand God, faith, and ourselves.

 

Mike McHargue understands the pain of unraveling belief. In Finding God in the Waves, Mike tells the story of how his Evangelical faith dissolved into atheism as he studied the Bible, a crisis that threatened his life, his friendships, and even his marriage. Years later, Mike was standing on the shores of the Pacific Ocean when a bewildering, seemingly mystical moment motivated him to take another look. But this time, it wasn’t theology or scripture that led him back to God—it was science. Among other revelations, we learn what brain scans reveal about what happens when we pray; how fundamentalism affects the psyche; and how God is revealed not only in scripture, but in the night sky, in subatomic particles, and in us.

 

EBooks are $12.99 and paperbacks $15, please purchase your own book. Scholarships available.
 
 
 
 

Searching for Answers

Wednesdays 7-8:00p beginning March 3

Facilitated by Julie Konrardy

 

In this study we will grapple with some of the questions of our faith. Searching for Answers is not designed to give pat answers to complex questions. Instead, this study will help us think through the issues with which we may be struggling. It will provide ways for the church to talk openly and honestly about questions of faith. Reading Scripture can raise difficult questions for us. Exploring our faith through these questions can deepen our trust in and strengthen our relationship with God.
 
 
 
 

Topics in this 7-week study include:

Chapter 1: Why Does God Allow Suffering?

Chapter 2: What Should a Christian Believe About Creation?

Chapter 3: How Do We Reconcile the Violence of the Old Testament with the Call to be Peacemakers in the New Testament?

Chapter 4: Is the Bible Trustworthy?

Chapter 5: How Do We Know God’s Will?

Chapter 6: Is Christianity the Only True Religion/Is Christ the Only Way?

Chapter 7: Why Don’t We See More Miraculous Signs in the Church Today?

 

Books for this class are $10. They will be available through the facilitator.  Scholarships available.

 

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Questions? Email anne.bauers@gmail.com