January 2022 Adult Ed Schedule
January 16- The Theodicy Problem - Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?: Don Liebich will lead a discussion of the Theodicy Problem, namely, how can an all-powerful and benevolent deity allow innocent people to suffer while success and happiness often seem to come to those who are evil? All world religions have attempted to deal with this dilemma. While this discussion will primarily focus on Christian answers to this question, we will also examine answers provided by other world religions and scriptures.
January 23- Christian Mysticism: Rev. Kathleen Bean will lead a discussion of Christian Mysticism. Christian Mysticism can be defined as “that part, or element, of Christian belief and practice that concerns the preparation for, the consciousness of, and the effect of a direct and transformative presence of God”. It can be seen as a practice rather than a belief and has been an important part of Christian practice since the early days of the church.