Spring CORE Classes

CORE BIBLE: Jesus and Justice
Teacher: Rev. Rustin Comer
April 24-May 15
10:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Chapel
Cost: $20
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“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to
proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”

This is the recorded content of the first sermon Jesus ever preaches. Join us this spring to explore Jesus and Justice. In this class we will explore three themes of justice: 1) the exercise of power, 2) economic issues, and 3) human worth. The 4-week class will place Jesus’s actions and teachings in the social and political conditions of first century Galilee and Judea while also considering their relevance to contemporary events and circumstances. Join us for this short study on Jesus and Justice.

CORE Theology: Narrative Theory, Theology, and Practice
Teacher: Rev. Lindy Purdy
April 24- May 15
4:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Colonnade
Cost: $20
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Narrative theory is the belief that we derive meaning (even create ourselves) from the stories we tell about ourselves and the stories others tell about us. The practice of narrative looks at how stories help people make sense of the world, while also looking at how people make sense of those stories. Come spend a few hours looking at this theory, the relational theology of narrative, and how we might grow into the practice of narrative as a way to understand our world and our relationships in a new way. 

CORE: Interfaith Book Study
Abraham, A Journey To the Heart of Three Faiths, Bruce Feiler
Teacher: Nan Peterson
May 1-May 15

6:30 p.m., Piper Library
Cost: $20
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Both immediate and timeless, Abraham tells the powerful story of one man’s search for the shared ancestor of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Traveling through war zones, braving violence at religious sites, and seeking out faith leaders, Bruce Feiler uncovers the
defining yet divisive role that Abraham plays for half the world’s believers. Provocative and uplifting, Abraham offers a thoughtful and inspiring vision of unity that redefines what we think about our neighbors, our future, and ourselves.

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