Sunday Classes & Forums

The Color of Law: Nature or Nurture?

Sundays thru November 26, 9:00 a.m., Morrison Room
Led by David Barnes. WE look at history and policy that shaped the country, state, and city in which we live by using the new book The Color of Law.

The Reformation Continues: From Nails To Fire

Sunday, December 3, 9:00 a.m., Kempton Hall
Led by David Coombs. After Luther nailed up those 95 Theses (1517) Europe was “on fire” with words and wars; with Catholics and Protestants fighting each other with both. The Peace of Westphalia (the very first Peace Conference in European history) ended a 30-year brutal “Christian” war and changed Europe forever. Hear how, and why, this happened with Trinity member David Coombs, who holds an honors degree in history from Oxford.

Being Human

Sundays, December 3-17, 9:00 a.m., Morrison Room
Led by Beth Wilmot and Stephen David. What do we mean when we describe ourselves and others as human? Or inhumane? Join us for a discussion on some aspects of what it means to be a human being, material and spiritual and created in the image of God. Our Past: The first class will discuss how we became human through evolution and our shared genetics: there is only ‘us’, there is no ‘other’. Our Present: What is consciousness? Can we change our world view? We will discuss some of the current work on the overlap between neuroscience and spirituality. Our Future: What is Artificial Intelligence? We will delve into the current science of AI and discuss how it might impact how we think about being human.

Lord, Teach Us To Pray

Sundays, December 3-24, 9:00 a.m., Stearns Library
Led by the Rev. Dr. Matthew Lawrence,Canon for Spiritual Formation. Canon Lawrence will teach a different prayer method each week in Advent, including Centering Prayer, Contemplative Prayer, Anglican Prayer Beads, and Lectio Divina.