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Wednesday Night Teaching Series
October 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, happening 4 times
Being an Episcopalian in the South: Challenges and Opportunities
Led by the St. John’s Clergy
October 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd (in the Parish Hall)
Eucharist at 5.30pm
Supper at 6.00pm
Program from 6.30pm to 7.30pm (Separate program offered for children age k-6th)
What do I say to someone who asks me if I’ve been “born again” and “saved”? Why is that an important question? How can I have a serious conversation about Scripture with someone who believes the Bible is infallible and “literally” true if I don’t? Why do some people think liturgical worship is wrong? In this four-part Wednesday night series, Robert, Jamie and Deonna will team up and offer thoughts on these and other common questions Episcopalians frequently encounter when living in the South. They will offer their thoughts through the lens of their own life stories and experiences.
Robert has spent his entire life as an Episcopalian living in the South; Jamie was brought up in the South, but raised in the tradition of Biblical fundamentalism. He later found his way to the Episcopal Church and was confirmed in 2010. Deonna had never lived in the South (does Texas count?) until she moved to Montgomery in 2015. She grew up in a nominally Christian household, converted to Catholicism in 1987, and joined the Episcopal church in 1993 during college. The four part-session will begin with an opening lecture to set the stage for the next three more personal presentations:
- October 2: The Rise of Christian Fundamentalism in America (Deonna)
- October 9: From Fundamentalist to Episcopalian (Jamie)
- October 16: The Episcopal Church as a Southern Alternative (Robert)
- October 23: Catholic and Protestant: The Best of Both Worlds (Deonna)