Adult Crossings explores what many scholars consider the eight core stories of the Bible. This is what theologian Walter Brueggemann calls "the primal narrative." By studying these ancient stories we see that these are also our stories. It is at the crossing points of our lives that we encounter God and neighbor. Click here for more information.
Why do we have so many Christian denominations? Is there really much difference between them? The answers to these questions lie in the dramatic and turbulent times of the Reformation. Click here for more information.
The Transforming Power of caregiving: Returning to Life after Caregiving Ends.
Exploring who you are, now, as well as what you learned about yourself – and about life itself – during your caregiving experience can be an experience full of discovery and adventure.
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When Your Parent Needs You: A Guide to Positive Growth When Caring for Aging Parents.
Through interviews with caregivers and experts on aging, this DVD video addresses issues such as becoming your parent's caregiver, balancing work and personal life with the never-ending tasks of caregiving, coping with negative emotions and anxieties, and caring with compassion.
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Join popular speaker and author Barbara Cawthorne Crafton as she explores forgiveness. What It Is and What It Isn’t. A 5-Session Study for adults and young adults. Click Here for more information.
Keeping the Fire Alive: Navigating Challenges in the Spiritual Life
The spiritual journey often twists and turns through uncharted and unexplored territory. Where do we go for direction? Father Albert Haase, OFM, mines the insights of our rich spiritual tradition, offering six 30-minute presentations that become a guide for the difficult terrain of the soul. Click Here for more information.
Embracing Spiritual Awakening: Diana Butler Bass on the Dynamics of Experiential Faith
This 5-session DVD Adult study explores what Christianity may look like "beyond religion and beyond the church.". Click here for more information.
Faithful Citizen: Living Responsibly in a Global Society.This 6-session small group DVD study developed by the Center for the Congregation in Public Life explores two views of current American life - individualism and the common good - and asks how to faithfully respond to the interlocking global challenges of economics, ecology, security and health.
- "Why worry about the world's troubles? I've got enough of my own!"
- "Is my job going to China?"
- "I've changed my light bulbs. Now what?"
- "Why don't I feel safe? And besides, why do they hate us?"
- "Why risk getting shots if plenty of other people refuse to be immunized?"
"How can we teach citizenship? We don't even have time to eat together!"
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Embracing a Life of Meaning: Kathleen Norris on Discovering What Matters
This 5-session DVD Adult study provides a unique viewpoint of "what matters most" from best-selling author Kathleen Norris. Click here for more information.
Embracing the Prophets: Walter Brueggemann on Confronting Today's 'Pharaohs' Walter Breuggemann, arguably America's leading Old Testament scholar and theologian, takes us on a wild ride through the poetic prophecy, drawing connections between Israel's sociological, economic and spiritual status and that of America today. Click here for more information.
Embracing an Adult Faith: Marcus Borg on What It Means to Be Christian. In this 5-session Adult DVD study, small group participants are in actual dialogue with Marcus Borg as they honestly confront the big questions about God, sin, salvation, Jesus, community, and practice. Click here for more information or to order.
Prophetic Faith is a 7-session adult study and DVD that establishes a basis for planning and action related to social justice ministry. Click here for more information or to order.
Drawing from his own recent experience with cancer, popular author Walt Wangerin explores:
- Discovering serious illness
- Caring for the one who is not sick
- How do we handle the pain
- Confronting the dying itself
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It is time for people of faith to change the direction and tone of the discussion between faith and politics.We must be the change that needs to take place in order to be a civil society. This adult study is a beginning, bringing about change, one community at a time.
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