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January 17, 2019

God’s Power and Presence

Written by: Julia Smolucha

Warren Guthrie photographer, “Lake @ 525”

 

By The Reverend Dr. Jo Forrest

Miracles are experiences that could not be ascribed merely to human agency or are contrary to the natural course of events typically observed. From the very beginning of our faith tradition, miracles have been a sign of God’s power and presence in creation and human life.

But, the idea of “miracles” has also been discounted to be for those with simpler ways of thinking. The Scottish philosopher David Hume, who took advantage of Reformation to attack accepted religious doctrines, was not the first who fostered this view. As early as the 2nd century, writers have been suspicious of those incidents in scripture that defy logic. For many, the idea of miracles occurring is beyond belief.

In a five-week series, join Bill Evertsberg and me in exploring the richness of scriptures’ witness to God’s movement and their various interpretations.

We will offer two identical sessions on Monday evenings at 7 p.m. and Wednesday mornings at 9:15 a.m. Hopefully one of these sessions will fit your schedule. All are welcome to what we anticipate will be a lively discussion.

Class Monday

7 p.m.

Wednesday

9:15 a.m.

Topic Instructor
One Feb. 4 Feb 6 Intro Jo
Two Feb 11 Feb 13 Hebrew Bill
Three TUES Feb 19 Feb 20 Early Christian Jo
Four Feb 25 Feb 27 Synoptics Bill
Five Mar 4 Mar 6 John Jo