Faith in the Midst of Crisis: Learning from Albert Camus’s The Plague
Sundays, February 14 – March 7, 2021 | 11:30am-12:30pm on Zoom
Albert Camus’ novel The Plague tells the story of the citizens of Oran, a city that is beset by an outbreak of the plague. How will the plague affect them individually? How will they treat each other? Where will they find hope? Camus, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957, was not a Christian, but we can still learn much from his story, which bears many striking similarities to our situation today. During this four-week class, we will read the novel together and discuss the themes that it raises for our Christian faith. All are welcome! Keep reading for registration information.
The Rev. Dr. David McNutt (Ph.D., University of Cambridge) is an Associate Editor at IVP Academic, an imprint of InterVarsity Press, and Associate Lecturer of Core Studies at Wheaton College, where he teaches courses in theology and philosophy. He is also an ordained Teaching Elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA), and he serves as a Parish Associate at First Presbyterian Church of Glen Ellyn.
Adult Ed Special Event, Following Jesus, Facing Race
Saturday, February 27, 2021 | 9-10:15am on Zoom
In order to make progress on race, we have to truly look into it, discuss it and discern how our faith leads us to speak about it with truth and respond to it with faithful action rooted in our beliefs. If we “face” race while following Jesus, we will truly be witnesses of the good news to a world made cynical by bad news.
Registration deadline – February 24.
Can’t make it Saturday? Register for the event by Wednesday, February 24 and we will send you a link to the recording of Dr. Bacote’s presentation.
Dr. Vincent Bacote (Ph.D., Drew University) is an Associate Professor of Theology and the Director of the Center for Applied Christian Ethics at Wheaton College.He is author of Reckoning with Race and Performing the Good News: In Search of a Better of a Evangelical Theology(2020), The Political Disciple: A Theology of Public Life(2015), The Spirit in Public Theology: Appropriating the Legacy of Abraham Kuyper (2005). He has contributed to several books including Cultural Engagement: A Crash Course in Contemporary Issues (2019), The Church’s Social Responsibility (2015),and Black Scholars in White Space (2015).
He has been an assistant theology editor for ChristianityToday and has been a regular columnist for Comment(wrf.ca/comment) and has also had articles appear in magazines such as The Banner, Books and Culture, Christianity Today, Think Christian and re:generation quarterly and journals such as The Journal of Markets and Morality, Christian Scholars Review, Urban Mission and the Journal for Christian Theological Research. An avid tennis player, occasional bass guitarist and incessantly curious person, he lives in Glen Ellyn with his family.