First of all let me say how pleased I have been with the quality of conversation taking place every Thursday night at, “The Church in the Modern World” Adult Education class that I’ve been offering for about a month now here in Columbia, Mo.
One of the best things has been to see men and women from college age all the way through retirees gather in one place and seek to learn and dialogue together about their Catholic faith. Certainly, there are an abundance of professional and academic fields represented in the group, such a variety of experiences both presents it’s challenges but also enriches the experience. Personally, on a philosophical and pedagogical level, I enjoy the challenge of trying to weave the group together. I ask patience and forgiveness for any failures in that regard.
After conducting some balloting in the first few sessions, last week, when discussing revelation etc., I announced the upcoming topics. I failed to connect a few dots regarding the timing of spring break for the college students as well as Holy Week. After further discussion last night, I have decided on the following schedule for the upcoming weeks. I wanted to post an update so that all can have it written down and avoid confusion.
Thursday, March 30 (Spring Break) – Priesthood
Monday, April 10 (Holy Week) – The Mass & the Eucharist
Thursday, April 20 – Sexuality & Theology of the Body
Thursday, April 27 – Contraception
Thursday, May 4 – LGBT Issues & the Church’s Response
Thursday, May 11 – Reconciliation
Stay tuned for further updates.
If you are looking for information from past topics, please click here.
If you have any questions, please contact me.