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Introduction to Class
Do you have questions about the Bible? What about God and Jesus? Is Christianity compatible with other religions? Are some Christians open and affirming despite their faith, or because of it? What does it mean to call Jesus the Son of God?
Would you like to explore those kinds of questions with other people who are seeking a better Christianity?
Then join Class with Pastor Adam on Zoom!
On the third Monday of each month, Pastor Adam will deliver a 20-30 minute talk about a question concerning the Christian faith and then we will open up for Q&A. Classes are recorded. If you would like to watch a recording of a class, please contact Pastor Adam at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can register for each class through Zoom at the corresponding link below. A suggested $10 donation is appreciated for each class. (You can donate by clicking here). Your donation will help the ministries of Clackamas UCC. We recognize that some of us can’t afford to donate, and some might be able to afford more than $10. Please know that you can come to class for free, and you can also donate more than $10, if you feel so moved.
Session 1 – Approaching the Bible, May 17, 2021
The Bible can be a stumbling block for many. For example, why should we pay attention to an ancient book? What about all of the violence in the Bible? What if I told you that there’s an ancient approach to the Bible that helps us deal with these questions in refreshing ways? Join Pastor Adam as he explains. You can read more by downloading his free ebook “Unlearn the Bible” at the Raven Foundation. Pastor Adam will provide a 20-30 minute talk and then take Q&A for 30 minutes.
Session 2 – June 21 – Pride Month with Rocky Roggio! Let’s talk about the Bible, Homosexuality, and the Documentary 1946: The Mistranslation that Shifted a Culture
Did you know that the term “homosexual” never appeared in the Bible until the year 1946? And before that year, the Bible didn’t refer to homosexuality as we understand it? It’s true. Find out more in this special session of Class with Pastor Adam and flim director Rocky Roggio. Please give your suggested $10 donation for class to help 1946 by clicking here.
Class 3 – What Does the Bible Really Say About Hell?
What is hell? Do you have to believe in it? Who goes there?
Hell might be the most important concept in Christianity that we need to unlearn. It has caused so much fear for so many throughout the centuries. But one of the earliest followers of Jesus said that God is love and perfect love casts out fear. What does that mean when it comes to hell?
Interestingly, we assume that the Bible and Christian tradition have one answer to these questions: there is a hell and those who don’t believe in Jesus go there.
But that’s false. The Bible and Christian tradition have many different answers on hell. We will explore them in this class. Pastor Adam will deliver a 30-minute introduction and then we will open for Q&A on the topic. If you are interested in doing some “homework,” I recommend the documentary “Hellbound?” which you can rent on Amazon. Also, the books “Love Wins” by Rob Bell and “Her Gates Will Never Be Shut” by Brad Jersak are great introductions to this topic.