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Why Join Adult Education at Brick Church?

The Christian life is a journey, and we never cease to travel, learn, and grow. Adult education offerings at The Brick Church are meant to help church members and friends on their spiritual journeys. We join in Adult Education to grow in faith in the God revealed in Jesus Christ, to understand the Bible and the Christian tradition, to apply our faith as we engage in conversation with the world, and to live fully and faithfully as individuals and with our neighbors. Come grow and learn.

Adult Education meets at 10 a.m. in the Living Room on the Third Floor of the Parish House. All are welcome; bring friends and enjoy the coffee and light breakfast items. Childcare is provided on the Youth Floor beginning at 9 a.m. For more information, please contact Rev. Rebekah McLeod Hutto
Recordings of previous lectures can be found here.

Teachings from the Bible and Religious Art

Dec 4 and 11

During the Advent season of our anniversary year, two seasoned professors will reflect on the evolving place of religion in education.  They will share their experience teaching material with religious content to different bodies of students.  

On Sunday December 4 Rev. Dr. Gordon Graham will present Fact and Fiction in the Bible. Can we learn from fiction as well as fact? If so, how? This is a topic that philosophers have often discussed, sometimes intensively. It takes on special interest when we turn to the Bible, because claims about its historicity have dominated the issue of its authority. In this talk, insights from the philosophy of literature will be used to throw new light on the question of truth in the Bible.  Gordon Graham is currently the Henry Luce III Professor of Philosophy and the Arts at Princeton Theological Seminary.  Prior to taking this post in 2006, he taught philosophy in Scotland at the University of St Andrews from 1975-95, and at the University of Aberdeen from 1996-2006. He has published on a wide range of philosophical topics relating to art, education, ethics, politics, religion, and technology. Graham is also a Trustee of Soko Fund which promotes the education of women in Malawi, and a founding Trustee of the Friends of the Soko Fund

On Sunday December 11, Professor William Hood will present Religious Art for the Irreligious Art-Lover, a reflection on his several decades teaching art with religious content at Oberlin College.  William Hood taught art history at Oberlin College from 1974 through 2007, where he held the endowed Mildred C. Jay professorship in art history.  He is currently teaching art history seminars at the New York University's Institute of Fine Arts, where he did his doctoral studies.  His research interests center around Italian Renaissance art, as well as the art of 17th and 18th century France, Italy, and Spain. He has published on a variety of subjects in Renaissance and Baroque art. His most famous publication is the award-winning Fra Angelico at San Marco.


Read about past series from Adult Education.

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