Online Classes Archive

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Online Classes

Learning to Dance in the Rain - a Class on Hope in the Parables of Jesus


Jesus spoke often in stories...usually to bring people to a different space of understanding and insight. These parables are some of the best ways for us to see beyond present realities for which we have no easy answers and grasp the hope that Jesus saw.


It's the End of the World as We Know It - A Study of Apocalyptic Literature

The Book of Revelation, the most well-known book on the "End Times," is an example of Apocalyptic literature and the world's most often misused book of scripture, but that's not the true story. Come hear the hope-filled, optimistic truth contained in this marvelous piece of scripture.


The Four-Fold Way - Walking the Paths of Warrior, Teacher, Healer and Visionary

Angeles Arrien gives us a wonderful way of envisioning the spiritual path by holding up four ways of "Becoming Change Masters." In struggling with our current crisis, how can we change the way we view, influence, and change the path in front of us?


Troublesome Bible Passages - Scripture that Troubles and Confounds Us

Have you ever read a Biblical passage and asked, "Do I have to believe that? Do I have to follow that? Pastor Jim will lead us through those difficult passages giving insights and answers...sometimes.


Fear – Essential Wisdom for Getting Through the Storm by Thich Nhat Hanh

Fear has countless faces. Even when surrounded by all the conditions for happiness, life can feel incomplete when fear keeps us focused on the past and worried about the future. It is possible to learn how to avoid having our lives shaped and driven by fear. In this book, Thich Nhat Hanh offers us a timeless path for living fearlessly.


The Book of Joy – by the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu

In April 2015, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama had a conversation that looked back on their long lives to answer one question: How do we find joy in the face of life’s inevitable suffering? We get to listen in as these two brilliant, spiritual giants explore the nature of true joy and confront each of the obstacles to joy.


White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

With this book, subtitled Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, we are given a stirring call of conscious to join the ranks of white antiracist thinkers who are thinking deeply about how the intertwined threads of social destiny and political prescription bind our white identity to moral neutrality and cultural universality. This book challenges us to social maturity as we both face the world we’ve made, and seek to remake it for those who do not have our privilege.


How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

Antiracism is a transformative concept that reorients and reenergizes the conversation about racism. Kendi will take us on a widening journey of antiracist ideas that will help us see all forms of racism clearly, while challenging us to work to oppose them in ourselves and others.