Adult RE Classes

Fall Schedule

Fall Adult RE Classes will be held at 9:00 AM on the second and fourth Sunday of each month in the Board Room from the beginning of September through the second week of December.  “Hot Topics” will now be referred to as “Adult RE Topics of Interest.”

 

“Adult RE Topics of Interest.”

September 11 –  A look at the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, a “leading-edge Order of queer nuns” devoted to community service, ministry and outreach to those on the edges. The group originated in San Francisco in 1979 and has spread across the country and around the world. Travis Ferrell leads the discussion.

September 25 – The Trinity as metaphor and other variations on the theme of three. Explore a new way of looking at the traditional Christian Godhead. Throughout modern science in fields of phenomenology, physics, chemistry, psychology, and philosophy of mind the magic number of three constantly makes an appearance. What are the connections, if any, between this seeming disparate entities. Brian McPherson leads the discussion.

October 9 – Chakras of the body and other octaves. Learn about the traditional chakras mentioned in Yogic literature and how different systems utilize them. See how the seven chakras correspond to the major scale in music and how they fit into what some call the Ray of Creation. Brian McPherson leads the discussion.

October 23 – Part 1: 19th Century mystics and their movements and the influence on our culture. The 19th century produced a large number of new spiritual movements led by charismatic men and women, whom many would call mystics. Many of these movements still hold a significant place in our society. In this first of a two-part series we will discuss the Christian related movements including, Joseph Smith and the Mormons, Ellen Haron and the 7th Day Adventists, Charles Russell and Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Mary Baker Eddy and Christian Science. Brian McPherson leads the discussion.

November 13  – Part 2: 19th Century mystics and their movements and the influence on our culture. In the second part of this series we will discuss non-Christian movements including, Paschal Beverly Randolph and the Fraternitas Rosae Crucis, Helena Blavatsky and Theosophy, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad and the Ahmadiyya Muslim community, and Swami Vivekananda and the Vedanta movement. Brian McPherson leads the discussion.

November  27 – Part 1: 20th century spiritual leaders and their movements and the influence on our culture. In this first of a two-part series we will discuss William Seymour and Pentecostalism, Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam, Rudolf Steiner and Anthroposophy, and G. I. Gurdjieff and his teachings. Brian McPherson leads the discussion.
December 11 – Part 2: 20th century spiritual leaders and their movements and the influence on our culture. In the second part of this series we will discuss Hazrat Inayat Khan and the Sufi Order International, Paramahansa Yogananda and the Self-Realization movement, Swami Prabhupada Bhaktivedanta and the Hare Krishna movement, Sun Yung Moon and the Unification Church, L. Ron Hubbard and Scientology. Brian McPherson leads the discussion.

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