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Adult Education

Adult Education


All Are Welcome!

Let's Learn and Grow Together.


Drop-ins are always welcome at all of our Sunday Morning
Adult Education classes. No prior preparation expected.

The following class begins Sunday, March 1
11:20 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Sociology and Theology:  Friends or Foes?
Taught by Bob Reece. 
Peter Berger, who has inspired this class, is a sociologist of religion.  He calls sociology a subversive science in that it can undermine the credibility of religious claims.  But he is also an active Christian and a lay theologian.  This class will explore modernity’s challenge to religious faith (documented in the work of some sociologists) and Christian responses to the challenge.

Lenten Small Groups
Sundays:  March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Adult Education hour—11:20 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Richard Baker (West Parlor)     
Laurie Davis (Room 209)
Marcus Lambright (Room 207)
Kathryn Lake (Room 206)
J. D. Whitlock (Room 205)
Bob Knechel (Resource Center)

Wednesdays:  February 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25
Pre-Taizé Worship—5:00-5:55 p.m.

Richard Baker (West Parlor)


The following class begins Sunday, April 12 - May 10
11:20 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Fundamentalism, Creationism, and the Creation Museum
Taught by Bill and Susan Trollinger 

This class will discuss the origins of fundamentalism, the history of creationism (including "old earth" and "young earth" creationism), and the remarkable popularity of the Creation Museum (and, on its way, Ark Encounter). Susan Trollinger is Associate Professor of English at the University of Dayton. Much of her research focuses on religion and visual rhetoric, including her latest work, Selling the Amish: The Tourism of Nostalgia. Bill Trollinger, Professor of History at UD, has highlighted conservative Protestantism and American culture in his work. His latest, "Evangelicalism and Religious Pluralism in Contemporary America," appeared in Gods in America. The couple has co-authored a book on young-earth creationism, forthcoming from Johns Hopkins University Press.


The following class begins April 12 - May 3
11:20 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Finishing Well—Strategies for the Second Half of Life
Taught by Sue and Steve Hamilton
(Room 203-205)

Basketball fans live for March madness, where every game has two halves! Half-time is when adjustments are made. If something is not working well, players tweak and modify their game to reach a successful outcome. Doesn't that sound like a good game plan for our lives, too? This class will help participants reflect on the first half of life and consider half-time adjustments that take into account social, mental, emotional, and physical well-being in order to develop a winning strategy for a meaningful, fruitful second half.


The following class begins April 19 - May 10
11:20 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

The Risen Christ in Easter Times
Taught by Richard Baker

(West Parlor)






Sunday - 10:00 AM
125 N. Wilkinson St,
Dayton, OH 45402

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