The Rev. Sara C. Ardrey-Graves will present a Rector's Forum series on Eastertide Sundays at 10:15 a.m. on April 17, 24 and May 1. In Easter, we celebrate Christ's resurrection by feasting-Easter brunch and dinner, family gatherings and lots of delicious food. While Lent is 40 days, Eastertide is 50, so we feast for more days than we fast! God's invitation to celebrate in this Easter season can take the shape of spiritual practices of thanksgiving, joy and Sabbath.
The Rev. Dr. Fred L. Horton, Professor Emeritus in the Department for the Study of Religions at Wake Forest University, will present Choose Freedom! A Study of Galatians at 10:15 a.m. in the chapel on Sunday, April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15 and 22. Paul's letter to the Christians in Galatia warned against an esoteric version of the Christian faith and reminded his readers that the good news he had announced to them was about freedom-not bondage to religious practices. While the "advanced Christianity" Paul wrote about was a product of first-century Christianity in Turkey, the issues Paul addressed are strikingly modern. Join Fred Horton in a six-week study of this epistle's passionate plea to the early Church.
The Rev. D. Dixon Kinser will present a Rector's Forum series, A Christian Response to Terrorism, at 10:15 a.m. on May 8, 15 and 22 in Colhoun A. Hebrews 13:8 boldly proclaims that, "Jesus Christ is same, yesterday, today, and forever," yet we read that verse in a world where, "9/11 has changed everything." How do we hold these two realities together? This very tension provides the guiding dynamic of this class on what a uniquely Christian response to terrorism looks like. During each session, Dixon will provide space to explore and discuss topics like Christians and fear, Christians and evil, Christians and just war, etc., that will provide some guidance for how Christian people live in a post-9/11 world.