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Christian education is an important part of Emanuel’s life and ministry.  Adults are encouraged to continue their Christian education, and the Adult Forum meets throughout the academic year to provide opportunity for the furthering of one’s Christian education.  Topics at the forum are wide-ranging, but are generally concerned with biblical studies, contemporary ethical concerns, topics of cultural relevance, issues in Christian theology, and inquiry into the teachings of religions other than Christianity. The Adult Forum gathers in the Louise Martz Social Hall at 8:45 a.m. for coffee and tea. Classes begin at 9:00 a.m. in the Social Hall.  Everyone is welcome to participate. 

Topics for the Adult Forum in May 2015:

Of Good Character

A recent column in The New York Times by David Brooks divided virtues into two kinds. One kind is the “resume virtues”. These are the skills one brings to the marketplace. The “eulogy virtues” are the ones spoken of at a person’s funeral. This is a very glib description of virtue, but it points to the everlasting and most important question of what it is we are going for in life and what it means to live a life that is good. Brooks, a conservative pundit, is interested in cultivating what he calls “the richest possible inner life” and offers six features of such a life for consideration. These are worth studying in light of Christian faith but also to see what a rich inner life means for life in society and for the well-being of society.

This series will be informative in many ways but not least of all in illustrating the great resource and strength of the Christian faith for shaping personal character. Come to the Forum and participate in something that is of interest to us all.

Coffee is ready at 8:45 a.m.
Forum session begins at 9:00 a.m.

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