SPRING CLASSES 2017

For information on joining a Small Group Contact:  Heather Callow at 310.602.7412


FREE COMMUNITY CLASSES


The Day the Revolution Began

Sundays, may 14 & 21

9:30AM &10:45AM, REEVES HALL

 

Join us for a two-week look at the latest book by N. T. Wright entitled The Day the Revolution Began. In this exciting book, Wright takes a close look at the theology of the crucifixion and tries to help us understand what had fundamentally changed in the world by 6:00PM on that first Good Friday.  Wright argues that the Church has often reduced and distorted that story that is at the heart of the faith and that the New Testament writers were talking about something bigger, more dangerous, and more explosive than we had imagined.  Reading the book along with the class is not necessary, but it is certainly encouraged!

Bruce Wilcox is a longtime St. Peter’s member and a frequent teacher in our adult education programs and in various Bible studies. Bruce works in the computer software business and is also a part-time lecturer in the business college at California State University at Long Beach. 


The Promise of the Holy Spirit

Sunday june 4

10:45AM, REEVES HALL

The coming of the Holy Spirit, as recounted in the book of Acts, signals the inauguration of the Kingdom of God through Christ's death, resurrection, and ascension.  

In this class we will explore what it means to live in the power of the Holy Spirit today. What are the gifts of the Holy Spirit? What are the fruits of the Holy Spirit? And what is the continuing mission of the church in light of the gift of Pentecost?

Dr. Marilyn Melzian is a member of St. Peter's and is one of the elders for Adult Spiritual Growth. She is Affiliate Associate Professor at Fuller Theological Seminary and Associate Director of West Semitic Research. She holds an M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in Old Testament from Claremont Graduate University.


Faith and Science:  Evolution Part I

Sunday june 18 & 25

10:45AM, REEVES HALL

More than any other scientific field, the study of evolution has been a source of controversy in the relationship between Christianity and science. Is that controversy necessary? What is the science? What are the philosophies and ideologies that have sometimes attached themselves to “evolution”? How do we sort out the science from the theological, metaphysical and philosophical ideas that sometimes accompany it?  In this first class, “Evolution: Past, Present and Future,” Bernie Hindman will explore the science of evolutionary biology itself.

Bernie Hindman, an active member of St. Peter’s by the Sea, has a Bachelor of Science in Zoology, with special interest in vertebrate embryology. He is a Doctor of Medicine, and a retired Associate Professor of Radiology, Loma Linda University School of Medicine.

Dr. Marilyn Melzian is a member of St. Peter's and is one of the elders for Adult Spiritual Growth. She is Affiliate Associate Professor at Fuller Theological Seminary and Associate Director of West Semitic Research. She holds an M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in Old Testament from Claremont Graduate University.