Pastor's Thursday Noon Discussions


2018 Pastor’s Noon Discussion Group

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The Continued Lutheran Reformation: Faith for Today’s World

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January’s noontime discussion will begin a six month journey through the world’s faith systems.  The noontime discussion will begin with brief overview of the material and will conclude with an opportunity for questions, comments and hearty discussion.

    January 4th – Religio: To Tie Back or Tie Again

    January 11th – Indiginous Sacred Ways: Paleolithic, Shinto, Santaria, Mesoamerican Religions etc.

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March’s noontime discussion will continue the exploration of the world’s faiths.  The noontime discussion will begin with brief overview of the material and will conclude with an opportunity for questions, comments and hearty discussion.

    March 1st – Sanatana Dharma: Hinduism

    March 8th – Buddhism & Jainism: Reform Movements of Hinduism

    March 15th – Taoism & Confucianism: Ancient Faiths of China

    March 22nd – Sikhism: Guru Nanak the Bridge

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May’s noontime discussion examine the world’s Abrahamic religious traditions.  The noontime discussion will begin with brief overview of the material and will conclude with an opportunity for questions, comments and hearty discussion.

    May 3rd – The Abrahamic Faiths: Judaism

    May 17th – The Abrahamic Faiths: Christianity

    May 24th – The Abrahamic Faiths: Islam

    May 31st – The Abrahamic Faiths: Modern Manifestations of Ancient Traditions

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July’s noontime discussion will examine the fascinating diversity of faith found among the most ancient of Christians.  Participants in this discussion series will be invited to procure a copy of Lost Christianities: The Battles for Faith and Scripture We Never Knew by Bart Ehrman.  The noontime discussion will begin with brief overview of the material and will conclude with an opportunity for questions, comments and hearty discussion.

    July 5th – Lost Christianities, Chapter 6: At Polar Ends of the Spectrum: Early Christian Ebionites and Marcionites

    July 12th – Lost Christianities, Chapter 7: Christians "In the Know": The Worlds of Early Christian Gnosticism

    July 19th – Lost Christianities, Chapter 8: On the Road to Nicea: The Broad Swath of Proto-Orthodox Christianity

    July 26th – Lost Christianities, Chapter 13: Winners, Losers, and the Question of Tolerance

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September’s noontime discussion will be a close examination of the four canonical Gospels, the communities that produced them, their context, construction, and primary concerns. The noontime discussion will begin with brief overview of the material and will conclude with an opportunity for questions, comments and hearty discussion.

    September 6th – Mark: The Adoptionist Gospel

    September 13th – Matthew: The Ebionite Gospel

    September 20th – Luke: The Gospel for the Gentiles

    September 27th – John: The Odd Bird

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November’s noontime discussion will explore the Church’s apocalyptic hope.  Participants in this discussion series will be invited to procure a copy of The Rapture Exposed: The Message of Hope in the Book of Revelation by Barbara Rossing.  The noontime discussion will begin with brief overview of the material and will conclude with an opportunity for questions, comments and hearty discussion.

    November 1st – The Rapture Exposed, Chapter 1: The Destructive Racket of Rapture

    November 8th – The Rapture Exposed, Chapter 2: The Invention of Rapture

    November 15th - The Rapture Exposed, Chapter 8: The Exodus Story in Revelation

    November 29th - The Rapture Exposed, Chapter 10: Rapture in Reverse

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During the winter and spring of 2018 Pastor Schneider will offer a monthly Sunday morning teaching series on the history following the Lutheran Reformation of the 16th Century during the Christian Education hour.  Please plan on meeting in the Hoshall Family Life Center at 9.15am for the presentation.

    January 14th – From Luther to the 21st Century: The Council of Trent and the Catholic Reformation

    February 11th – From Luther to the 21st Century: The Rise of Splintered Orthodoxies

    March 11th – From Luther to the 21st Century: The 19th Century and the Rise of Colonialism

    April 15rd – From Luther to the 21st Century: The 20th Century As An Age of Monumental Change

    May 13th – From Luther to the 21st Century: The 21st Century

    

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