Adult Education Class

Adult Education Classes at Living Lord Lutheran Church

Adult Education's "Kindred Spirits" have been meeting for 9 years on Monday mornings from 10:00 to 11:30 AM from October to May, including about 50 individuals attending during that time. We have studied the Old Testament, Jesus and the Gospels, Great Figures of the New Testament, Lives of Great Christians, Understanding World Religions, the History of Christian Worship, and Comparative Religion, while sharing many hours of discussion, Bible study, prayer, and readings on our learning journey. Our group of men and women, friends and members, like to be challenged by the courses and enjoy discovering new ideas and sharing their viewpoints. We have a core group of 20 regular kindred spirits, but have had as many as 38 seated in Fellowship Hall on a few occasions. Our weekly lesson plan includes videos presented by scholarly experts followed by discussion and a preview of the next lesson.

During the 2017-2018 program year, we will have two major topics. From October 2nd thru December 11th our series will be titled The Reformation: This Changed Everything. After a brief break for Christmas and New Years we will study The Apostle's Creed: It's origin and relevance for today. It will be a study of the Creed's historical context, and a discussion of each phrase by interdenominational theologians who emphasize its application to our lives today. This course will refresh your Sunday worship recitation and provide you with a deeper understanding of Christian beliefs. We'll see why the Creed unites and defines "mainstream" Christianity.

Listed below are the next 7 class sessions and their topics:

  Monday, October 2, 2017 at 10:00 AM
     Historical Background. Spain 1479 thru New World Missions 1620

  Monday, October 9, 2017 at 10:00 AM
     Supersitions & Extremeism: Salem Witch Trials, Medieval Minds

  Monday, October 16, 2017 at 10:00 AM
     Episode 1 - This Changed Everything: The conscience, convictions, courage, colleagues and competition of Luther

  Monday, October 23, 2017 at 10:00 AM
     Dr. Cary's "Luther & Enemies": Harsh words, literal certainty, proof texts

  Monday, October 30, 2017 at 10:00 AM
     Dr. Cary's "Luther and the Jews": from hopeful in 1523 to vicious in 1543

  Monday, November 6, 2017 at 10:00 AM
     Episode 2 - This Changed Everything: Justification, King Henry 8th, Radicals, Irony, Counter-Reformation

  Monday, November 13, 2017 at 10:00 AM
     Dr. Cary's "Calvin & Reformed Theology": Am I elect/chosen for salvation?


Ruth McConnell, facilitator, 751-8053