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Adult SS Bible Studies

posted Aug 17, 2017, 11:17 AM by St. Thomas Church   [ updated Mar 9, 2018, 1:19 PM ]

Gospel Lesson Discussion – Each Sunday we will discuss various aspects of the Gospel lesson of that day. Drop in, have some coffee -- enjoy the fellowship! We will meet in Fellowship Hall at 9am. Led by Martina Mims.

Thinking about God -- Pour yourself a cup and come join us for Thinking about God as we delve into how our personal experiences, traditions of the faith, personal beliefs and culture impact our faith through the use of Theological Reflections. Topics will change weekly in this no book, highly interactive class. Led by Lisa Ueda and Ken Engelman.

Discerning God’s Will -- Ever wonder about what God is calling you to do in your life? Join the Discerning God’s Will class and discuss what God could be calling you to do in your life. Led by Fr. John Peterson.

Episcopal 101 -- Ever wonder about why we do things a certain way in the Episcopal Church? This year we will be exploring a wide variety of topics, such as: Why don’t we teach predestination? Why don’t we teach purgatory? What are the duties and the authority of bishops? Why do we allow our clergy to marry? What’s the difference between transubstantiation and consubstantiation and what do we teach and why do we care? Led by Karen Powers.

CS Lewis’ Screwtape Letters -- The Screwtape Letters is constructed as a collection of letters from one devil to another, concerning the corruption of a human soul -- and how best to get Christians off track. The novel as a whole can be read as a self-help book in reverse. Through Screwtape’s advice to Wormwood, the reader is alerted to the potential pitfalls on the path to Heaven. Led by Julie Hendrix

Spiritual Direction and Personality Types – We will use a Temperament Sorter to discover our personality type: Sensing, Intuition, Thinking, Feeling, Judging, Perceiving and Extrovert/Introvert.  We will then relate these types to the four forms of prayer and classic spirituality types: Ignation, Augustinian, Franciscan and Thomistic. We will look at how to Find our Spiritual Path and how to Follow our Spiritual Path. We will explore human nature and suffering using the Indian Medicine Wheel and what it says about God, Us and prayer types when bad things happen to good people. Led by Fr. John Peterson