The First Gospel: A Journey with Jesus
Leader: Gary Charles
The first Gospel you find in the New Testament is Matthew’s. Most scholars concur that Mark's is in fact the first Gospel and the one that Luke and Matthew build upon. Come read the First Gospel and listen to Mark's unique accent as he tells the story of Jesus.
Convener: Robert Catterall
Location: Logos Class, The Greene Room
Christian Themes in Contemporary Short Fiction
Leader: Chris Sciarrone, avid reader and Central Member
Text: Best American Short Stories of 2014, Edited by Jennifer Egan
We will read and discuss selected stories from an acclaimed compilation seeking to discern if and how elements of Christian faith are involved.
Convener: Jean Ellen Jones Keystone Class
Location: Taylor Conference Room
Technology in the Bedroom and Other Rooms, Too | February 1 - 15
Leader: Wills Moore
Research shows that social media is a parents’ greatest online fear. Kids may be getting less sleep because of technology. And what about parents? And how can gospel values inform common sense technology rules for the whole family.
Did I Ever Tell You About the Time… | February 22 - March 22
Be Encouraged! Join us as Central parents of children who have seen it all, swap stories and offer hope to parents currently in the soup.
Conveners: Wills Moore and Jill Morehouse Lum
Location: Faith and Family Class, The Parlor
The Power of Story | February 1 - 22
The power of stories in scripture, literature, and our lives
Leader: Rev. Anna George Traynham, Resident Pastor
The human experience is full of stories. Where do the stories of our lives intersect with the stories of our faith? What power do stories hold? Through this class, we will explore stories in scripture, literature, and our lives. Come add your story to the conversation!
The Art of the Psalms: Metaphors and the Theological Imagination | March 1 - 22
The role of biblical metaphors in cultivating theological imagination
Leader: Ryan Bonfiglio, Lecturer of Old Testament, Columbia Theological Seminary and Central Member
The Bible, and especially the Psalter, is replete with evocative metaphors about God and faith, praise and lament, community and identity. These metaphors function not only to cultivate our theological imagination but also to nurture our spiritual formation. This course will explore the rich array of metaphors in the Psalms.
Convener: Ed Carwile
Locatoin: Sojourner Class, Brotherhood Room