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Lay School of Theology

There are two classes being offered in the fall. Each class consists of three sessions: September 21, October 12, and November 16. The classes are:

Knowing Christ Today: Why We Can Trust Spiritual Knowledge

Led by The Rev. Canon Dr. Sudduth Cummings

This class is based on Dallas Willard’s book, “Knowing Christ Today: Why We Can Trust Spiritual Knowledge”.  Willard restores Christian truths to a status comparable to the certainties of philosophical and scientific knowledge. He challenges the common ignorance of and prejudice against Christianity present in secular culture, and demonstrates the compatibility of faith and reason.  Finally, Willard helps us to overcome the gap between technical and spiritual knowledge, allowing us to have confidence in the truth of the Gospel.

G. K. Chesterton and the Romance of Orthodoxy

Led by The Rev. Canon Dr. Michael Petty

G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936) was a novelist, journalist, artist, literary critic, poet and lay theologian.  As a young atheist, he found the scientific materialism and progressivism of the late nineteenth century to be attractive.  Eventually, Chesterton became a Christian (first an Anglican, then a Roman Catholic).  In 1908 he published “Orthodoxy” which reflected his conversion to Christianity.  The book details his reason for embracing Christianity which all comes down to this: Only Christianity allows for life to be an adventure.  This class will explore Chesterton’s argument for what he called “the romance of orthodoxy”.

Earlier Event: September 19
Women's Wine Social
Later Event: September 23
Men's After Hours