Adult Education – January 2020

Trees of the Bible

Sundays, 9:30 a.m., in the Assembly Room
unless otherwise noted

The Bible is a forest, but we don’t need to feel lost. This January, our All Ages Class (middle school to adults) will return as we spend four weeks finding our way by looking at classic stories of “Trees of the Bible.” From Genesis to Revelation we will see how God’s redemptive plan for the world is rooted in these stories, one tree at a time.

Continental breakfast of bagels, cream cheese, peanut butter, Nutella, fruit, coffee & hot chocolate available at 9:15 a.m.

Download the January 2020 Brochure (pdf)
for more details and speaker bios

January 5 | Craig Barnes

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

Even in paradise there are some things you just can’t have. As we kick off our January series on Trees of the Bible, come see how the seeds of human longing and God’s good plan for creation grow up and get tangled in this first story about this first tree.

Weekly | In-Depth Bible Study with George Hunsinger


Sundays, 9:15 a.m. (resumes January 5)
Maclean House (Garden Entrance)

George Hunsinger continues with a verse-by verse examination of the Letter to the Colossians.

January 12 | Lindsey Trozzo

The Burning Bush & the Name of God

Sometimes extraordinary things catch our attention and draw us in, especially when we find them in familiar places. This Sunday, join us as we revisit one such moment in the well-known story of Moses and the Burning Bush. Come explore some new (and very old!) ways of reading that will draw you into this familiar story in unexpected ways.

January 19 | Theresa Thames

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

Looking to the Old Testament prophet Isaiah and his radical vision of liberating justice, Dr. Thames will guide us through the diverse imagery of Isaiah 61: 1-3. Come see how a passage that served as Jesus’s opening declaration of his mission (Luke 4) and as a rallying call for Civil Rights can take root in your own life.

January 26 | Eric Gregory

The Tree of Life & the American Utopia

America’s early religious communities often saw this land as offering a utopia of peace and freedom. Have we turned out this way? For our final session, Eric Gregory will walk us through Revelation’s Tree of Life, the art of Edward Hicks, and Augustine’s understanding of original sin as we inquire whether the leaves of America’s trees truly offer healing for the nations.

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