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Short-term Bible study courses and other adult education opportunities are offered by Pastor Andy and/or by Pastoral Associate Rev. Dr. James C. Davis throughout the year.

Please click here for our Calendar of Events to find upcoming Bible or other book studies scheduled, which are often held on Mondays.

Our weekly and monthly Affinity Groups also are involved in book studies. Learn more about these groups on this website under “Small Groups.

February 2018 Adult Study

Picking up on the theme of a Community Conversation this fall, James Davis will lead a three-week discussion of religion in American politics. (Image credit:  The Economist)

Despite the popularity of “the separation of church and state” as a cultural mantra, religion and politics constantly intersect in the United States, and we will consider some of the many questions that this intersection prompts. Is there too much politics coming from our pulpits, or too little? Is it appropriate that Americans vote for certain candidates and support certain causes for religious reasons? Should merchants be allowed to restrict whom they will serve out of religious conviction? Should employers be allowed to deny certain benefits to their workers as a matter of religious conscience? What are we to make of the overwhelming support of Donald Trump by white evangelicals in the 2016 election? Participants in this study will help determine which of these questions (or others) we will pursue in our conversations, which will take place on Monday, February 12, 19, and 26, at 7:30 pm in Unity Hall. There will be no homework, so please come!

Examples of previous Adult book study groups:

  • The Cross and the Lynching Tree held in January and February 2017, led by Rev. Dr. James C. Davis. In honor of MLK Day in January and in anticipation of Black History Month in February, James Davis led a three-part study of theologian James Cone’s book.
  • Held in October 2017, The Fractured Republic: Renewing America’s Social Contract in the Age of Individualism by Yuval Levin. Discussion led by Al Zaccor.