The following formation offerings will take place on the Sundays of Epiphany, beginning at 11:30 a.m., following the 10:00 a.m. Sunday service. Please read each offering description for meeting details and how you can participate.
Starring Jesus Christ: Hosted by Jason Kinchen
Over 130 films have been made about Jesus since the advent of cinema, and like no other art form, these movies have influenced the perception and understanding of Jesus for Christians and non-Christians alike. This class will examine some of the most influential of these films and delve into how they have been shaped by the Gospels, Christian tradition, and the film’s own cultural context. But perhaps more interesting is the way they have fed back into the culture and influenced spirituality and theology on a large scale. We will begin with the silent era, move through to the wide screen Biblical epics, and on to more modern and subversive interpretations of traditional elements.
The course will be a hybrid offering, hosted in the Chapel and on Zoom. You can join this Zoom offering here.
Episcopal 101: Hosted by Rev. Nick and Rich Goldhor
Join Rev. Nick and Rich Goldhor as we explore the story and theology of our Episcopal tradition. We will explore both the history and story, the theology and thinking, the vision and vocation of our branch of the Christian faith. This is a great space to ask questions and explore answers together about our church. This course is great for those new to the Episcopal Church, as well as those who are interested in deepening their understanding of and calling within the life of the Episcopal Church as a spiritual home.
This course will be hybrid, hosted in Hadley Hall and available on Zoom. You can join this Zoom offering here.
Practice of Prayer: Hosted by Fred Rowland
In this mini-course, we will explore various perspectives on prayer in our lives using Margaret Guenther’s book The Practice of Prayer as our initial guide. The course will be an interactive discussion based on our reading and experience. Many of us were raised to believe that prayer was practiced only in quiet, on our knees, possibly in church, but prayer can be and is so much more. Reading of the book will be helpful though not required to participate in the discussion. For those who obtain the text, please read chapters 2 and 3 to begin.
This mini-course is Zoom-only. You can join this course here.