Conversation and learning, April and May 2017

Adult Forum meets in the library, from 9:15-10:15.  We dig deep with an open spirit into theology, scripture, societal issues and ethics.   Another option is to take part in a newcomers group – contact Pastor Bernt.  The childcare center is open downstairs during this time.  Grab a cup of coffee on the way in, if you like, and join us!

April 23 and 30Psalm 51 and Forgiveness, with Mark Bertelsen. “Against you, you alone, have I sinned, and done what is evil in your sight, so that you are justified in your sentence and blameless when you pass judgement. Indeed, I was born guilty, a sinner when my mother conceived me.”

May 7 – Contradiction, controversy and compromise in the Bible.  Charlie Read and Pastor Bernt will lead a discussion on how we as people of faith struggle to live with the Bible’s tensions, opposing viewpoints and contradictions.

May 14, 21 – Faith, Sexism and Justice: what do you think?  Pastor Kate and Holly Pearson will lead a discussion on the new social statement the ELCA is developing.  Participants are encouraged to check it out ahead of time – you can find it here.

May 28 – Church and State, p.3.  John Allured continues his excellent forums on church and state with how we Lutherans might understand and be involved in politics today.

June 4 – What would you like to discuss next year?  Looking back over forum time this past year and ahead to the next.