Our regular policy is to maintain six months of Adult Education class recordings. During the pandemic we have extended this time period. Below you will find content going back to January 2020 in reverse chronological order. Contact the church office for earlier classes.
After Incarceration: Bending the Moral Arc Toward Justice in the season of Juneteenth
In the season of Juneteenth this year we will hear from survivors who are now thrivers. As they work to bring justice to a system in need of reform three speakers will share their stories and, to round out the series, those taking part in the Bending the Moral Arc series will provide an update on their progress. Through activism, education, trauma treatment and community involvement our teachers this month will show us ways we can respond to mass incarceration through action in our communities.
Note: Classes will be held in the Assembly Room at 11:15 a.m. (after the one service of worship at 10:00 a.m.), except on June 12 when the class will meet at 9:00 a.m. to hold space for our All-Church Celebration after worship.
Previous Adult Education Classes
May 15 & 22, 2022
Rev. Thomas Bayes: Presbyterian Theologian for a Pandemic-time
Rev. Thomas Bayes (1701-1761) has been described as a theologian who dabbled in mathematics. Following the “rediscovery” of his work in the 1950s, Bayes is now recognized as a leading mathematical thinker. Join us in reclaiming Bayes as one of the most influential Presbyterian theologians in the last three centuries.
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Note: While both classes will be held in the Assembly Room, the May 15 class will meet at 9:30 a.m. and the May 22 class will meet at 11:15 a.m. (after the one service of worship at 10:00 a.m.).
July & August 2021
The Adult Education Committee is offering us all a sabbatical for the balance of the summer. We’ll meet again, hopefully in person, in September.
June 2021 Classes
June 6 & 13, 2021 | Cam Stout with Len Scales
The Symbiosis of Mental Health, Faith, and Self-Care
Join Cam Stout and Len Scales for a two-part discussion on the powerful opportunity faith communities have to support mental health and attack stigma.
June 20 & 27, 2021 | Rubén Arjona
Erik Erikson’s Life Cycle Theory
The German-American psychologist Erik H. Erikson is well-know for his psychosocial theory of human development. Erikson posited that in addition to paying attention to the psychological and physiological dimensions, caregivers ought to also consider the social processes of a person’s life. Erikson is also famous for his formulation of the life stages of human life. At Princeton Theological Seminary, Professor Donald Capps dedicated many years to reflect on the significance of Erikson’s theory for pastoral care.
These two classes offer an overview of Erikson’s theory and its relevance for personal and collective self-reflection.
On Life’s Journey
May 9, 16 & 23, 2021 | Princeton Presbyterians
Princeton Presbyterians of the Westminster Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to the faithful discipleship of undergraduate and graduate students in Princeton. Andrew & Len Scales have been serving as the Presbyterian Chaplains at Princeton University and Executive Co-Directors of the Westminster Foundation for the last five years. In their role, they also serve as adjunct pastors at Nassau Presbyterian. Nassau is a long-term partner of the Westminster Foundation and continues to make the ministry of Princeton Presbyterians possible.
Over three weeks in May, hear from current students and young alumni about their connections with Princeton Presbyterians and the impact of faith on their vocational paths. We travel together “On Life’s Journey.”
April 25 & May 2, 2021 | Bo Karen Lee
St. Benedict introduced the church to a rich form of Scripture meditation called lectio divina, but Ignatius of Loyola in the 16th C. added imaginative depth to the practice, which we would like to share with you. Come join us for guided meditations around various passages that invite you to see, hear, taste, touch and smell the sights and sounds of Scripture.