Posts Tagged "Sunday School"


It dawned on me that when people hear ‘Sunday School’ they either think of a monologue-lecture or sitting around a table going through a curriculum. We don’t do Sunday School that way! Ours is sort of a vibrant (rowdy at points), dynamic (opinionated), humorous (irreverent) conversation. I love these classes. Right now we are looking at 4 topics every week: a who a what a where a when Below is a 1 min video – I...

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There is something uniquely intense about words that start with the letter ‘I’ when it comes to the study of religion and scripture. It is an unfortunate quirk in the English language that leads negatives – or negations – to begin with the letter ‘I’. We are talking about infallible, inerrant, and inspired.  The important thing to know right off the bat is that: Those words are not interchangeable Those words are vastly different in...

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UPDATE:  Link to the audio podcast of this class  Here is a preview of our topic for this Sunday: Genre is by far the most important thing about the Bible that many people who claim to be ‘Bible-believing’ don’t know. Nothing matters more than genre when it comes to reading the Bible. According to Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms (Kindle Locations 593-595). “Genre: A term that refers to different types or varieties of literature...

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Sunday School Preview for October 8 E is for Empire Christian thought, belief, and practice, “suffers from an imperial condition” according to Catherine Keller in her chapter in PostColonial Theology. That is eye-opening news to many people who claim to be ‘Bible-believing’. We live in an odd time in N. America where those who love, quote, and believe the Bible the most happen to be the least aware of the Bible’s concern with...

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In the ABCs of Faith we have talked about salvation (atonement), sacraments (baptism), and Jesus (christ) … now we turn a corner and go in a completely different direction. Here is a preview of this week’s Sunday School class for October 1 at 9am [a PDF is available at the bottom of the page]  D is for Deconstruction Deconstruction is love. This is what makes it different than destruction or demolition. Deconstruction is...

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Week 2 of the ABC’s of Faith is going to be an exciting conversation.  Here is a preview of the lesson and PDF is posted below. B is for Baptism   Baptism, like atonement last week, is one of those topics that is vitally important to the Christian tradition but which has developed and evolved over time to have a multiplicity of perspectives, expressions, applications, and implications.   Let’s talk about the mode and method...

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This Sunday September 10th is our big KickOff 9am Sunday School in the Fireside Room (ABC’s of Faith lesson 1 link) 10am Prayer in the Chapel 10:30 Worship in the Sanctuary 11:45 Potluck in the Fellowship Hall Come and join us for a wonderful morning – all are...

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Sunday School starts again next week (Sept 10) at 9am. We are going to do a 26 week series called the ABCs of Faith that will be a lively as any Sunday School class you have ever attended. Many people have asked that a preview of the lesson be made available ahead of time. So for those of you who like to come prepared, here is a sample of week 1: ‘A is for Atonement’.  I will also add a PDF to the bottom in case you want...

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