SCHOOL OF CHRISTIAN LEARNING

 
SUNDAY MORNINGS
8:45AM – 9:45AM
 
 CLASSES AVAILABLE
IN-PERSON IN THE GARDEN ROOM AND VIA ZOOM
 
Masks are required.
Reservations not necessary — just come!
Coffee service will resume – no food, but come for the coffee and the community and the conversation!
Meeting ID: 886 9579 6902
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SCL SCHEDULE

 
January  16, 2022               –  Rev. Dr. Jeff Siker (ONLINE)
TOPIC:  “Earliest Jewish Christianities: From Us to Paul and the Gospels and Back Again”
Over the last generation of scholarship on how early Christianity took shape in the first few centuries in relation to its Jewish origins there have been two movements of particular importance: the “new” perspective on Paul (our earliest Christian writer), and the debate about “the parting of the ways” between early Christianity and Judaism.
In this two-week class, we will explore both these developments along with several crucial shifts in how we have come to talk about and understand modern Jewish/Christian relations since the Holocaust.
 
January 23, 30 & February 6  – Dr. Mark Baker
TOPIC: “Managing Your Emotions In the Time of Pandemic”
It’s been a rough couple of years for all of us. It has been a struggle physically, emotionally and spiritually. Join us as clinical psychologist Dr. Mark Baker leads us through a discussion of how to come out of this pandemic as healthy Christian people, not only surviving, but thriving in the midst of hard times. Let’s find out how to face our fears, manage our anger wisely and live powerful spiritual lives.
 
 

SCHOOL OF CHRISTIAN LEARNING ARCHIVES

SUNDAY, JANUARY 9, 2022
REV. DR. JEFF SIKER
“Earliest Jewish Christianities: From Us to Paul and the Gospels and back Again”
Part 1 of 2
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
SUNDAY, JANUARY 16, 2022
REV. DR. JEFF SIKER
“Earliest Jewish Christianities: From Us to Paul and the Gospels and back Again”
Part 1 of 2
SUNDAY, JULY 11, 2021
REV. LORA EAST
“Who is My Neighbor?”
Part 1 of 4

SUNDAY, JULY 18, 2021
REV. LORA EAST
“Who is My Neighbor?”
Part 2 of 4

SUNDAY, JULY 25, 2021
REV. LORA EAST
“Who is My Neighbor?”
Part 3 of 4

SUNDAY, AUG 1, 2021
REV. LORA EAST
“Who is My Neighbor?”
Part 4 of 4

SUNDAYS, JULY 11 – AUGUST 1
Speaker:  REV. LORA EAST
Topic:  “Who is My Neighbor?”  A Class on the Interfaith Movement
Scripture says we should love our neighbors, but who is our neighbor?  And what about people who don’t identify as Christian? Join us (in person if you can!) to explore this biblical teaching, to learn more about the interfaith movement, to learn about Christianity’s approach to other religions, and to dive into our own theological approach to people outside the Christian faith.
 
Rev. Lora East is the Associate Pastor of Brentwood Presbyterian Church. She completed a Masters of Divinity from San Francisco Theological Seminary in 2016 and a Masters in Interreligious Studies from the Graduate Theological Union and a Diploma in the Art of Spiritual Direction from SFTS in 2017. She was ordained and called to BPC in the summer of 2019.
SUNDAY, JUNE 20, 2021
REV. DR. GRACE PARK
Part 1 “Our Human, Broken Hearts”
 

SUNDAY, JUNE 27, 2021
REV. DR. GRACE PARK
Part 2 “Taking Care of Our Human Broken Hearts”

SUNDAY, JUNE 6, 2021
Rev. Dr. Mike Harbert
PART 1 OF 2
Topic: Experiencing the Life we Long For
How do we experience the life we long for? How do we experience all Jesus promised
when he said: “My sheep know my voice and follow me” (John 10:3,5,27). In these two
weeks we will unpack how to experience a “conversational relationship” with Jesus that
opens us to finding the life we desire.
 

 
SUNDAY, JUNE 13, 2021
Rev. Dr. Mike Harbert
PART 2 OF 2
Topic: Experiencing the Life we Long For
How do we experience the life we long for? How do we experience all Jesus promised
when he said: “My sheep know my voice and follow me” (John 10:3,5,27). In these two
weeks we will unpack how to experience a “conversational relationship” with Jesus that
opens us to finding the life we desire.
 

May 23, 2021 – PART 1 OF 2
Speaker:  Gary Sattler, ThD, PsyD

Topic: “TRAUMA”
Trauma is a word we hear frequently these days: the Rev. Dr. Gary Sattler, a research psychoanalyst, retired Presbyterian minister and seminary professor, will help us think about what trauma is, its effects, and ways of responding, both with others and ourselves.

 

 

May 30, 2021 – PART 2 OF 2
Speaker:  Gary Sattler, ThD, PsyD
Topic: “FORGIVENESS”
What does it mean to forgive? Are we to “forgive and forget?”  Does it mean to just be nice?  Gary Sattler will be with us again this week to explore what forgiveness means, how God thinks about it, and what we should expect of ourselves (and perhaps hope for from others).
 

 
 

SCHOOL OF CHRISTIAN LEARNING ARCHIVES

OCTOBER 2020 – MAY 2021
 
 
CLICK THE ARCHIVE BUTTON ABOVE FOR ANY OF THESE EXCELLENT SCL CLASSES.
 
MARCH 7, 15 & 21, 2021
REV. DR. TOM TEWELL
TOPIC: THE GOSPEL OF LUKE
 
FEBRUARY 14, 21 & 28, 2021
REV. DR. LEE CERLING
TOPIC: GLORY & GRACE
 
JANUARY 24, 31 & FEBRUARY 7, 2021
DR. MARK BAKER
TOPIC: MANAGING YOUR EMOTIONS FOR A HEALTHIER LIFE
 
JANUARY 17, 2021
REV. DR. JUDY SIKER
TOPIC: BREAD AND WATER FOR THE JOURNEY
 
JANUARY 10, 2021
REV. DR. LAURA ROBINSON HARBERT
TOPIC: WEEDING OUT JUDGEMENT – LOOK FOR THE PARABLE OF THE WEEDS AND THE WHEAT
 
DECEMBER 13 & 20, 2020
REV. DR. TOM TEWELL
DISCIPLESHIP IN THE INSTANT SOCIETY: A STUDY OF THE GOSPEL OF JOHN
 
DECEMBER 6, 2020
RABBI MICHAEL GOTLIEB
TOPIC: THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS
 
NOVEMBER 29, 2020
REV. DR. LAURA ROBINSON HARBERT
TOPIC: LOVE IN THE AGE OF POLARIZATION
 
NOVEMBER, 15, 2020
DR. MARK BAKER
TOPIC: HOW TO BE EMOTIONALLY HEALTHY DURING THE COVID ISOLATION
 
OCTOBER 4 & 11, 2020
REV. DR. JUDY SIKER
TOPIC: HOPE AND JESUS & JUSTICE