The Legacy of Martin Luther: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Wednesdays, 6:45 p.m.–8:00 p.m., Koinonia Hall, September 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25
We will explore why Luther thought the Bible was the most important volume for everyone to have and read. Included here will be a careful consideration of Luther’s anti-Judaism, which contributed to western antisemitism and some of the greatest horrors of the twentieth century.
We will then talk about the idea of freedom and how Luther’s understanding of freedom in Christ affected the way modern thinkers understood what it means to be human in community.
Finally we will talk about the many complicated relations between religion and politics.
The class will consist of video presentations, short readings, and discussion led by Pastor John.
The Reinhold Niebuhr Story
Tuesday, September 26, 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m., Koinonia Hall
Join us to dine on pizza and watch a documentary film about the great American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr and his impact on our society. Discussion of the film will continue at the October 3 Theology on Tap event.
The Reformation: Before Luther, and After
Sundays, September 24, October 1, 8, 10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m., Shalom Hall
You may have heard of the Reformation. But do you feel like you know much about it? Would you like to? Come and learn more about this exciting time in our history as a community of believers.
The first session will survey life in Europe during the Middles Ages. The second session will examine the life of Martin Luther and his notable achievements. The third session will identify the effects made by the Reformation that continue to impact our lives today.
The three sessions will meet Sundays at 10:00 a.m. You need not attend every session to follow session content.