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 the minister’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 below. For each of these classes, you may register online, or use the sign-up sheet in the foyer.
Need child care? Please notify Linda Weaver at least one week prior to your class.
Led by Jack Dalby
Time: Thursdays 7p – 8:30p
Dates: April 5, April 12, April 26, May 3
In this wide ranging, 4 session seminar, we will grapple with what historian Bart Ehrman calls God’s Problem: If God loves us, then why do we suffer?
Some of the topics for discussion are: The nature of God and suffering as presented in the Old Testament; the New Testament and God’s apocalyptic vanquishing of evil; the atoning death of Jesus; Augustine and the concept of original sin; free will; logical problems of evil; theodicy and much more.
The goal of this series is to foster a classroom environment where difficult questions can be asked and the answers debated with curiosity and respect.
While not required, a familiarity with Bart Ehrman’s book, God’s Problem would be beneficial.