Celebrating and Promoting Eucharistic Justice in the World
September 29 & October 6 2019
Join Dr. Samuel Torvend, PLU Religion professor, in these two sessions as he traces Lutheran commitments to eucharistic justice – from Jesus and Paul to Luther and Bonhoeffer. We’ll consider how the “economy” of the Holy Communion can shape a more generous and just sharing in our community and nation. Dr. Torvend is the author of Daily Bread, Holy Meal: Opening the Gifts of Holy Communion; Luther and the Hungry Poor: Gathered Fragments; and Still Hungry at the Feast: Eucharistic Justice in the Midst of Affliction.
The Gospel of Coincidence: Is God in Control?
Sundays, Oct 13, 20, 27 2019
Are we marionettes whose strings God pulls? May we validly interpret our circumstances as God’s doing? Can we logically assign the credit or blame to God when something good or bad happens to us?
Pastor Randy Faro will lead an exploration of these questions from a scriptural, logical, and historical perspective as we seek to discern what is – and what is not – God’s role in our lives. Participants will be challenged to re-think much of what the church has taught for ages.
Wednesdays, 5:30 – 6:45 p.m., Conference Room
Christian Spiritual Practices
Wednesdays, October 2, 9, 16 2019
We put our Christian faith to work when we seek after justice, befriend the poor, love our neighbor. There are Christian practices that sustain us for that work. Corporate worship, Bible study, and prayer are basic Christian practices that keep us attentive to God and the work we are called to do. Throughout the centuries Christians have known other practices that nurture their faith and trust in God. Are you curious about them? During three Wednesday evenings—Oct 2, 9, 16 from 5:30-6:45—Paul Lundborg will lead conversation and offer insights to a life of Christian spiritual practices.
Just Water: Some Reflections About Water
Wednesday, October 23 2019
“No water, no life!” writes marine biologist Sylvia Earle. “No blue, no green.” Though we often take it for granted, water is essential to all life on earth. It’s also the key element in baptism—our initiation into discipleship. Join John Rosenberg for some environmental, historical, Scriptural, and theological reflections on the importance of water.
Faith and the Environment:
This three-part series facilitated by Brianna Widner:
October 30: Faith and the Environment 101
Special Guest: Jessica Zimmerle
November 6: Stormwater & Stewardship
Special Guest: Nancy Winters
November 13: Reduce Single Use Plastic & The Faith Connection