“Striving for a Christian Vision of Love and Action”
Meeting Time: 9:15 on Sunday mornings thru Zoom (contact [email protected] to connect with us!)
The Betty Phifer Advanced Studies Class focuses on two primary goals that are couched in the spirit of Christian love and activism: (1) to promote open and respectful discussion in seeking to understand and explore ways to solve problems in the contemporary world while gaining insights from experts in various fields and/or from each other; and (2) to grow in service to—and in love for—God and our fellow human beings. Read more
List of Current Studies and Descriptions
Our ongoing partnership with Helping Each Other (HEO) provides a means to participate in projects that contribute to the well-being of the church and greater Tallahassee community. Join us! (suspended)
We are also involved in a continuing investment in Kiva, a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Small loans are made to beginning entrepreneurs.
Come be a part of the discussion! While we often agree on issues and concerns in our discussions, diverse viewpoints add to the ongoing richness, growth, and complexity of the conversation. Each one of us is a seeker, and we take seriously the journey on which every member embarks to achieve further understanding.
What the Qur’an Meant: And Why It Matters by Gary Wills
This author introduces his readers to the Qur’an, balancing rigor and critical analysis with sympathy, examining questions such as “What does the Qur’an actually say about veiling women?” “Does it justify religious war?” He compares the Qur’an with other sacred books, the Old Testament, and the New Testament to show parallels between them and the difficulties of interpretation.
Click here for some examples of past studies.
For more info on our class, just drop a line to Pam Crosby.