“Striving for a Christian Vision of Love and Action”
Meeting Time: 9:45 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.
The First Paul: Reclaiming the Radical Visionary Behind the Church’s Conservative Icon by Marcus J. Borg and John Dominic Crossan
The authors use biblical and historical scholarship to separate what they argue are the genuine writings of the apostle from the writings attributed to him. They maintain that the later letters of Paul were created by the early church to transform him into something they considered more acceptable. They posit that there are really “three Pauls” in the new Testament: the Radical, Conservative, and Reactionary.
Click here for some examples of past studies.
For more info on our class, just drop a line to Pam Crosby.