Adult Education Archive

Six months of Adult Education class recordings. Contact the church office for earlier classes.

June 2020

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”

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June 21 | Heath Carter

Chicago 1894: “The Angel of the Yards”

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June 14 | Heath Carter

Cherokee Nation, 1828 “This grieves me more than I can tell.”

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June 7 | Heath Carter

Philadelphia, 1793 “Terror Now Became Universal”

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May 2020

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

Acts 10:1-48

God Moves Far Ahead of Us

Week 5 – Questions for Discussion (pdf)

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May 24 | Eric Barreto

Acts 8:26-40

God Calls Us to “Nowhere”

Week 4 – Questions for Discussion (pdf)

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May 17 | Eric Barreto

Acts 4:32-5:11

Community is a Matter of Life and Death

Week 3 – Questions for Discussion (pdf)

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May 10 | Eric Barreto

Acts 2:1-13

Difference is a Gift from God

Week 2 – Questions for Discussion (pdf)

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May 3 | Eric Barreto

Acts 20:7-12

A Young Man Named Eutychus

Week 1 – Questions for Discussion (pdf)

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April 2020

Stories from the Gospel of John

April 26 | Lindsey Trozzo

John 11:1-44

Good Grief: The Confession of Martha

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April 19 | Lindsey Trozzo

John 20:19-31

What We Can Learn From “Doubting Thomas”

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Lent 2020

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April 12 | Eric Barreto

Luke 23:44-49

Salvation Fulfilled: Jesus saves us from death to life today

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April 5 | Eric Barreto

Luke 13:1-5

Worship Fulfilled: Jesus saves us from idolatry to trust.

Mentioned in the video: Comida de pobre by Jorge Juan Rodríguez V

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March 29 | Eric Barreto

Luke 19:1-10

Belonging Fulfilled: Jesus saves us from isolation to belonging.

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March 22 | Eric Barreto

Luke 8:26-39

Wholeness Fulfilled: Jesus saves us from sickness, death, and the ways they divide us to resurrected life.

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March 15 | Eric Barreto

Luke 7:36-50

Hunger Fulfilled: Jesus saves us from hunger to an abundant table.

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March 8 | Eric Barreto

Luke 4:16-30

Freedom Fulfilled: Jesus saves us from oppression to liberation.

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March 1 | Eric Barreto

Luke 1:5-25

Promise Fulfilled: Jesus saves us from hopelessness to hope.

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February 2020

February 2020 (pdf)

February 23 | Cuqui Rivera, Jondhi Harrell, and Mia Hart, with Jonathan Shenk, moderator

Strategies for Engagement

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February 16 | Retha Onitiri

150 Years is Enough

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February 9 | Rachel Barkow

Prisoners of Politics: Breaking the Cycle of Mass Incarceration

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February 2 | Nathan Jérémie-Brink

Expanding the Map and Reconsidering the History of Christianity and Slavery

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January 2020

January 2020 (pdf)

January 19 | Theresa Thames

The Oaks of Righteousness: Martin Luther King and Isaiah’s Vision of Justice

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January 12 | Lindsey Trozzo

The Burning Bush & the Name of God

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January 5 | Craig Barnes

Paradise Isn’t Perfect: The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil in Genesis

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