September 8, book discussion with Pastor Vincent—Holy Envy, Barbara Brown Taylor. We will use the book as a springboard to talk about our own experiences with other religious traditions. Why are we are part of a congregation that honors its Presbyterian roots, but also is convinced that “we are not alone on the path to understanding God.” You don’t need to know anything about the book to participate!
September 15, “How Do We Stay Hopeful in a World That is Going Completely Crazy?” with Janet Edwards, a social justice pioneer and hero. Edwards will share her disciplines for happiness in this present time.
September 22, book discussion with Pastor Vincent—Blessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel, Kate Bowler. Prosperity gospel churches are now “mainstream” in the American Christian organized religious experience. We will look at this landmark work to learn more about prosperity theology and practice and how this challenges our own convictions. You don’t need to know anything about the book to participate!
September 29, “Brain Science and Brain Fiction” with Dr. Robert Turner, Professor of Neurobiology at the University of Pittsburgh. Turner says, “Brain science is often depicted in popular media (movies, etc.) as extremely advanced and threatening to our concepts of self and free will. How close are we to those depictions?” Come enjoy a lively discussion!