Epiphany Term Adult Christian Formation

Every Sunday, from 01/27/2019 to 03/03/2019, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

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Gratefulness: Life as a Whole Hearted Journey: “Everything is a gift. The degree to which we are awake to this truth is a measure of our gratefullness, and gratefullness is a measure of our aliveness.”  -Brother David Steindl-Rast. In this class we will traverse the subtle terrain of “wholeheartedness” as both “antidote to exhaustion” and as what becomes available when we live with immediacy. We will explore what it means to move through life as a “pilgrim”, letting go of what no longer serves us, taking nothing for granted, and being willing to show our gratefulness for our particular gifts by allowing them full expression in the world. Using the work of David Whyte, Br. David Steindl-Rast, and Lynne Twist as a spring board, we will explore this life changing subject through video, reflection, discussion and spiritual practice. Facilitated by the Rev. Greg Farrand and others, Broome Hall.

Living the Questions: Living the Questions features a video series that explores the best of today’s theological thought, and invites conversation among participants where together we can strive to explore what’s next for Christianity. In this class, 35 of today’s leading religious voices will help guide us through three phases of exploration:

• Invitation to Journey 

• Honoring Creation

• Call to Covenant.

Classes and discussions are facilitated by Rev. Sarah Carver and Rev. Nathan Finnin, Roe Library

History Behind the Headlines: (1/27–3/10). We live in an unsettled, complex and rapidly changing world. There continue to be surprising, and sometimes alarming, developments, shifts and challenges to the world we thought we knew. In this class, we will dig down into the historical roots of several of the current “hot spots.” Led by Dr. Jeff Jones, Professor of History at UNCG, Haywood Duke Room.