This class seeks to increase their understanding through study of a wide range of topics relevant to Christian scholarship and life applications in the modern world.
Teachers in this class are Jim Jorden, Stan Smith, Linda Wilson, and Malcolm McQueen/Johnny White (alternating).
This group of seekers structures themselves around the “class” concept:
A Christian Education “class” is a group of people who meet together for an extended period of time to study a series of topics. A class is a group of people with and for whom one feels an affinity and affection. A class is a group of people with whom one enjoys sharing time and study. A class is a group of people who miss you when you’re gone and welcome you back when you return.
Moreover, the class follows a study + service + fellowship model. Through these three modes of Christian worship and work the class develops cohesiveness as a group of people with and for whom any member feels an affinity and affection.
The study format followed in this class is structured discussion of material presented by expert professors – mainly video or audio lecturers for The Teaching Company. The facilitators’ main role is to establish a baseline of information (as presented in the video or audio lessons) and to guide the class as it explores the discussion questions and comments posed at each class meeting.
For its service project, the class assists St. Frederick Baptist Church in Marble Falls with assembly and delivery of “meals-on-wheels” to those in need, on the fifth Saturdays of the year.
The class is now in a pattern of having two fellowship activities each year:
- Participation in the annual all-Church-School picnic held during the Spring.
- A Christmas social gathering.
Mary Alice Dunn and Beryl Ann Owen serve as coordinators for these social functions. Jim Jorden handles administrative matters for this class.
New Study to begin July 30 titled: “Luther, Gospel, Law and Reformation”
Click below for the study guide.
|Jul 30||Luther’s Gospel||Linda Wilson|
|Aug 06||The Medieval Church – Abuses and Reform||Jim Jorden|
|Aug 13||The Augustinian Paradigm of Spirituality||Stan Smith|
|Aug 20||Young Luther Against Himself||Russell York|
|Aug 27||Hearing the Gospel||Linda Wilson|
|Sep 03||Faith and Works||Jim Jorden|
|Sep 10||The Meaning of the Sacraments||Stan Smith|
|Sep 17||The Indulgence Controversy||Russell York|
|Sep 24||The Reformation Goes Public||Linda Wilson|
|Oct 01||The Captivity of the Sacraments||Jim Jorden|
|Oct 08||Reformation in Wittenberg||Stan Smith|
|Oct 15||The Work of the Reformer||Russell York|
|Oct 22||Against the Spirit of Rebellion||Linda Wilson|
|Oct 29||Controversy Over the Lord’s Supper||Jim Jorden|
|Nov 05||Controversy Over Infant Baptism||Stan Smith|
|Nov 12||Grace and Justification||Russell York|
|Nov 19||Luther and the Bible||Linda Wilson|
|Nov 26||Luther and Erasmus||Jim Jorden|
|Dec 03||Luther and Predestination||Stan Smith|
|Dec 10||Luther and Protestantism||Russell York|
|Dec 17||Luther and Politics||Linda Wilson|
|Dec 24||No Class|
|Dec 31||No Class|
|Jan 07||Luther and His Enemies||Jim Jorden|
|Jan 14||Luther and the Jews||Stan Smith|
|Jan 21||No Class-Congregational meeting|
|Jan 28||Luther and Modernity||Russell York|