Six months of Adult Education class recordings. Contact the church office for earlier classes.
The Church in Times of Crisis
As we continue to navigate the cascading challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, what can we learn from the past? Over the course of this month-long series we’ll consider a number of moments in American history when Christians confronted crisis. In their stories we will not discover ready-made solutions for our contemporary predicament. But along the way we will find plenty of opportunities to reflect on what it means to be people animated by faith, hope, and love, even when it seems like the world is falling apart.
June 28 | Heath Carter
Selma 1933: “A Voteless People is a Hopeless People”
June 21 | Heath Carter
Chicago 1894: “The Angel of the Yards”
June 14 | Heath Carter
Cherokee Nation, 1828 “This grieves me more than I can tell.”
June 7 | Heath Carter
Philadelphia, 1793 “Terror Now Became Universal”
Acts and Imagination – Acts of Imagination
The Acts of the Apostles is not a blueprint for a perfect church. Instead, Acts contains stories meant to provoke and inspire our imaginations about how God might be present among us in vibrant and unexpected ways. During these five Sundays in May, we will walk through a number of imaginations for following Jesus into a changing world.
May 31 | Eric Barreto
God Moves Far Ahead of Us
May 24 | Eric Barreto
God Calls Us to “Nowhere”
May 17 | Eric Barreto
Community is a Matter of Life and Death
May 10 | Eric Barreto
Difference is a Gift from God
May 3 | Eric Barreto
A Young Man Named Eutychus
Stories from the Gospel of John
April 26 | Lindsey Trozzo
Good Grief: The Confession of Martha
April 19 | Lindsey Trozzo
What We Can Learn From “Doubting Thomas”
April 12 | Eric Barreto
Salvation Fulfilled: Jesus saves us from death to life today
April 5 | Eric Barreto
Worship Fulfilled: Jesus saves us from idolatry to trust.
Mentioned in the video: Comida de pobre by Jorge Juan Rodríguez V
March 29 | Eric Barreto
Belonging Fulfilled: Jesus saves us from isolation to belonging.
March 22 | Eric Barreto
Wholeness Fulfilled: Jesus saves us from sickness, death, and the ways they divide us to resurrected life.
March 15 | Eric Barreto
Hunger Fulfilled: Jesus saves us from hunger to an abundant table.
March 8 | Eric Barreto
Freedom Fulfilled: Jesus saves us from oppression to liberation.
March 1 | Eric Barreto
Promise Fulfilled: Jesus saves us from hopelessness to hope.
February 2020 (pdf)
February 23 | Cuqui Rivera, Jondhi Harrell, and Mia Hart, with Jonathan Shenk, moderator
Strategies for Engagement
February 16 | Retha Onitiri
150 Years is Enough
February 9 | Rachel Barkow
Prisoners of Politics: Breaking the Cycle of Mass Incarceration
February 2 | Nathan Jérémie-Brink
Expanding the Map and Reconsidering the History of Christianity and Slavery
January 2020 (pdf)
January 19 | Theresa Thames
The Oaks of Righteousness: Martin Luther King and Isaiah’s Vision of Justice
January 12 | Lindsey Trozzo
The Burning Bush & the Name of God
January 5 | Craig Barnes
Paradise Isn’t Perfect: The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil in Genesis