Rev. Anya Sammler-Michael and our adult RE coordinators orchestrate our Adult Education Program. We offer new and exciting education opportunities every year.
If you are new to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Sterling, please plan to attend an Inquirer’s Conversation.
Inquirer’s Conversations are held on the first Sunday of every month, at 12:30, after the second service. A small group will meet in Rev. Anya’s office to listen, ask questions, and share anything they wish to share about their personal spiritual journeys. Childcare is available. No RSVP necessary.
Other Adult Education Opportunities are listed in the catalog below. Register for these classes here.
Lecture Series: How Jesus Became God
Thursdays, April 6, 13, 20, 27
Instructor: Jack Dalby
New Testament scholar Bart Ehrman states that, “At the heart of the Christian faith is a spectacular claim: Jesus of Nazareth was, and is, God. But this is not what the original disciples believed during Jesus’ lifetime, and it is not what Jesus claimed about himself.” How is it that within 100 years of his death, Jesus, an apocalyptic, itinerant Jewish preacher, went from being seen as God’s unique messenger to God himself? In this course, we will examine how a small group of ancient, monotheistic Jews came to allow for their one God to have a “son.” We will examine the belief in divine humans in ancient Judaism, the ministry, death and resurrection of Jesus, worship practices of early Christians, Christology in the New Testament and later Christology from the second and third centuries. Having a copy of How Jesus Became God by Bart Ehrman and access to the New Testament would be helpful, but not required.
Jack Dalby, president of White Oak Communications. This will be Part 3 of the Early Christianity Series that Jack has taught at Unitarian Universalist. He also teaches adult education classes for George Mason University’s Osher Lifelong Learning Program including The Historical Jesus, St. Paul, The First Christians, How Jesus Became God and Why We Suffer. He holds a BS in communication arts from James Madison University and has taken graduate classes in history at George Mason.
Location: UUCS Mezzanine