Theology

Classes

Classes are offered every Sunday morning (except Easter Day) at 10am. Classes are also offered on selected weekday evenings particularly from September through May. Please access the theology calendar for exact dates and times. A summary of current and upcoming classes is listed below.

Current

The Rector’s Christian Doctrine Class 2018: Pilgrims on The Way.

A systematic treatment of the essentials of the Christian faith, as received through the Catholic heritage of Anglicanism within the Episcopal Church.

The Rector's Christian Doctrine Class is offered from January to May and will begin anew in January 2018. The class is especially designed for those who want to be confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church, but it is also for anyone who is interested in learning more about Christ and about the doctrine and traditions of the Church, as we've received them.

You can learn more here.

Rienhold Niebuhr on Christian Realism
As Christians, how should we balance realism and idealism in our social and political lives? In this three-session class series, parishioners Jeremy Waldron and Curt Peters reflect on this question by examining the contributions of theologian Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971). Niebuhr's notion of "Christian Realism" took seriously the implications of human sinfulness for foreign affairs. The class explores Niebuhr's influential version of realism, and considers similarities and differences between Christian realism and its secular equivalent. The remaining classes meet on April 16 and 23, at 6:30 p.m. in Andrew Hall.

Upcoming

Out of Egypt: Reading Exodus Theologically
This class undertakes a close reading of the book of Exodus in the Old Testament. In addition to being a record of the central event in Jewish history – the escape from Egypt and journey towards the Promised Land – Exodus also provides a prime case study of the benefits of a utilization of the traditional “four senses” of scripture: the literal, the typological, the moral, and the mystical.

Weekly Bible Study

At 12:45pm, (almost) every Friday of the year there is a weekly Bible study. Check the calendar to see if the Bible study is meeting on a particular upcoming Friday afternoon.

Monthly Book Group

Once a month there will be a discussion of a selected book. The only requirement is that participants read the book in advance. Learn more and see upcoming books and dates.