We would love to have you join us for Adult Education.
Class description to come!
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. 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.
When Jesus taught, the people were astounded. And when he healed and drove out demons, they were amazed. Throughout the Gospel of Mark, we encounter the teachings and miracles of Jesus. We also witness the frequent confusion of the disciples as they hear Jesus speak of his need to walk the way of suffering that will lead him to the cross. He persistently instructs them along the way, and his identity is displayed on the cross, as we hear the soldier’s confession, “Truly this man was God’s Son” (Mark 15:39).
Over the course of four weeks, we will study together Mark’s depiction of Jesus. We will examine how specific episodes the story contribute to the central theme of the book, “…the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God” (Mark 1:1). In amazement and astonishment, we will reflect together on the mystery of the Incarnation – Jesus Christ, the Son of God, crucified and resurrected.
Dr. David Lauber is Associate Professor of Theology and Dean of the School of Biblical and Theological Studies at Wheaton College, where he has taught for more than two decades. He has co-edited five books, including Life Questions Every Student Asks: Faithful Responses to Common Issues, Theology Questions Everyone Asks: Christian Faith in Plain Language, and with the Rev. Dr. Jennifer Powell McNutt, The People’s Book: The Reformation and the Bible. He is a committed classroom teacher; in 2012 he received the Leland Ryken Award for Teaching Excellence in the Humanities from Wheaton College. He has three children and his wife, Dawn, serves as a chaplain at Covenant Living at Windsor Park in Carol Stream.
For three class sessions, we’ll be exploring together different modes of prayer as described in Scripture, practiced by saints (Christians) through the ages and prayer practices that God invites us into even in the busy, noisy world we currently live in. There will be many forms of prayer presented and you’ll be invited to try them on your own in order to find your own path to prayer.
Rev. Linda Richardson, is an ordained Anglican priest and a trained spiritual director. She coordinates a spiritual direction training program through Christos Center for Spiritual Formation, is a former adjunct faculty at Wheaton College Graduate School, a long-time volunteer Bible study leader at DuPage County Jail, a retired pastor and speech/language pathologist, wife, mother and grandmother.
During this four-session class, we will look at The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis.
Dr. David C. Downing is the co-director of the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College, along with his wife Dr. Crystal Downing. Downing was raised in Colorado, earned a B.A. from Westmont College in Santa Barbara and an M.A. and Ph.D. from UCLA. He has written five books on C. S. Lewis, including a novel, Looking for the King, which features C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien and their friends as characters.
More than Sunday Mornings
Class details to come!
John and Tiffani Frank