Seminars

FALL SEMINARS 2017: The Reformation

Posted: Sunday, August 6th, 2017

Two new classes beginning in mid-August:
Wednesdays, Aug. 16 – Nov. 15
7:00-8:30 PM
Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, Room 108
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Tuesdays, August 15 – Nov. 14
7:00-8:30 PM
Perimeter Church, The Ministry Center

Text:
There is no official textbook for this course.  For a list of recommended readings, see the course syllabus.

Supplemental Notes:
A complete set of detailed outline notes will be provided for this course.  A spiral-bound Study Guide of the course is available for $15.

Course Fee:
$60 / $100 per couple (not including the Study Guide).  No advance registration is necessary.

“The Reformation Era” is an in-depth, two-part series that focuses on the major people, issues and events associated with this momentous period in Christian history.

The Protestant Reformation was one of the most significant events in Christian history as well as one of the great transitional eras in Western civilization.  Protestant Christians look back at this period as a kind of Golden Age in which heroic figures such as Martin Luther, William Tyndale, John Calvin, Menno Simons and others emerged to challenge the Roman Catholic Church’s dominance over the religious, social and cultural life of Europe.  Understandably, Catholics view it differently.  For them, the Reformation ruptured the unity in the Body of Christ that had prevailed for more than a thousand years and led to the unfortunate fragmentation of Western Christianity into innumerable splinter groups.

With 2017 being the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation, it will be discussed and debated extensively throughout the year.  In the course of our study we will address issues such as “Was the Reformation necessary?” and “What are the issues that continue to divide Catholic and non-Catholic Christians today?”  This seminar will provide you with the necessary knowledge to understand what issues were at stake and why the Reformation was essential.

FALL SEMINAR BEGINS: How to Share Your Faith and Values Effectively with Non-Believers

Posted: Saturday, August 15th, 2015

Taught by two fantastic Areopagus resources–Dr. Jefrey Breshears and Bruce Phillips–this 12-week seminar course is ideal for Christians who want to broaden and deepen their understanding of the Christian faith so as to be prepared to explain and defend what they believe and why they believe it.

**There is a tuition fee for this course of $50 per person, or $90 per couple. Registration will take place immediately before the first session.

Wednesdays, starting Aug 19
7:00 pm
Johnson Ferry Baptist Church
Room 108

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Tuesdays, starting Sep 1
7:00 pm
Perimeter Church
Fellowship Hall

Ongoing Sunday Morning Class: Christianity Through the Centuries

Posted: Friday, July 31st, 2015

Dr. Jefrey Breshears’ systematic, in-depth study of Christian history will focus on the Constantinian era (c. 300-450), one of the most important and influential periods in all of Christian history.

Sundays, starting Aug 16
11:15 am
Johnson Ferry Baptist Church

Adorno and Marcuse

Posted: Monday, April 13th, 2015

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Bultmann, Kinsey, and Adorno

Posted: Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

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Mead and “The Humanist Manifesto”

Posted: Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

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Sanger

Posted: Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

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Freud

Posted: Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

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Hitler

Posted: Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

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Nietzsche

Posted: Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

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