“We’re having a culture war and Jesus happens to be one of the weapons tossed about by both sides.” — Amy-Jill Levine
“We’re having a culture war and Jesus happens to be one of the weapons tossed about by both sides.” — Amy-Jill Levine [...]
On April 18th at 11:30 am (via Zoom), Adult Learning will host a forum on Isabelle Wilkerson’s New York Times bestseller Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents. Here’s a brief description of the book (from Wikipedia): [...]
The Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR) is holding a panel on “American Christianity and the Legacy of White Supremacy.” It will held on Friday, February 12th from 11:30am-1:00pm PST. This panel will feature presentations and a conversation among three eminent scholars of religion who have each written recent cutting-edge books on American Christianity and its racial legacy: [...]
The Spiritual Exploration Group will meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 5:00-6:30pm. The next meeting is on January 14th, and the book we will be discussing is When God Was a Bird: Christianity, Animism, and the Re-Enchantment of the World (Groundworks: Ecological Issues in Philosophy and Theology) by Mark I. Wallace. [...]
Resilience is the ability to adapt to difficult situations and bounce back from them. Resilient people tend to have external and internal resources they can call upon to deal with adversity. During this time of chaos, we are all experiencing constant challenges—in all shapes and sizes and weights and depths. Resilience is not about not having these challenges, but rather knowing what to do when you do have them so you can face them. [...]
Margaret Gainer and Penny Phillips will share practices and ideas about how we can take care of our selves in the midst of, and in spite of, chaos all around us. After all we have been through (and are continuing to go through) — fires, pandemics, elections, racial violence, isolation, and social distancing — is it possible to actually allow for care of self? Margaret and Penny say yes, it is not only possible but actually necessary in our current environment. Their presentation will cover dealing with stress, our prayer life, how to regain our balance, and practices to help us find happiness, support and relaxation. We welcome everyone to join this conversation on November 8th. See your e-mail for the Zoom information, or contact the church Office Manager.