Adult Education Podcast


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Discerning One's Call (Part 1) (Kathy Harkness) [Faith and Service]

May 6, 2018 |

As Christians, we struggle with ways to listen for God’s call and to act where our faith leads us. With this class, Elder Kathy Harkness will consider the challenges of being called and how we can act faithfully and in attentive ways to when, where and how God calls us. (1 of 3)


Manners & Its Relationship to Morality (Part 2) (Karen Stohr) [Faith and Service]

April 29, 2018 |

Karen has done extensive research on contempt & mockery in our political culture, as well as the moral value of having faith in our fellow human beings. Timely topic for a time such as this. She will talk about the boundaries of civility, ways of expressing political disagreements, and how having faith in our fellow human beings just might transform the political discourse. (2 of 2)


Manners & Its Relationship to Morality (Part 1) (Karen Stohr) [Faith and Service]

April 22, 2018 |

Karen has done extensive research on contempt & mockery in our political culture, as well as the moral value of having faith in our fellow human beings. Timely topic for a time such as this. She will talk about the boundaries of civility, ways of expressing political disagreements, and how having faith in our fellow human beings just might transform the political discourse. (1 of 2)


Talking to Children of Color (Part 2) (Julie Wadler) [Faith and Service]

April 15, 2018 |

Julie has a reputation for building dynamic partnerships. But her experience raising children of color in our society gives her a unique perspective on how to start a dialogue about race in this country. Julie adopted two daughters from Ethiopia. How do we raise more socially & faith conscious children? Expand your mindset to understand how bias informs your decisions. Gain insight on how to start the much-needed conversation about race with your children and yourself. (2 of 2)


The Nuts & Bolts of a Healthy Diet( Sally Fallon) [Faith and Service]

April 15, 2018 |

The author of the best-selling “Nourishing Traditions” brings expertise to young mothers and children on the vital factors of one’s diet. Sally has helped change the national conversation about what constitutes a healthy diet. Learn about the dangers of certain foods, as well as what are the nutrient-dense foods. How does your diet effect your growth and the function of your brain?


Talking to Children of Color (Part 1) (Julie Wadler) [Faith and Service]

April 8, 2018 |

Julie has a reputation for building dynamic partnerships. But her experience raising children of color in our society gives her a unique perspective on how to start a dialogue about race in this country. Julie adopted two daughters from Ethiopia. How do we raise more socially & faith conscious children? Expand your mindset to understand how bias informs your decisions. Gain insight on how to start the much-needed conversation about race with your children and yourself. (1 of 2)


Pretext (Rabbi Jack Moline & Rev. Dr. Larry Hayward) [Faith and Service]

March 18, 2018 |

Rabbi Jack Moline & Rev. Dr. Larry Hayward present “Pretext”. Rev. Hayward & Rabbi Moline will use various Biblical texts to draw lessons for us. Once again, as only “Larry & Jack” can, they’ll share their biblical and theological wisdom from years of study, pastoring and leading congregations. Be ready for humor, wit, and engagement as we examine together the texts, the pretexts, and the contexts of the Bible. (Part 3 of 3)


Context (Rabbi Jack Moline & Rev. Dr. Larry Hayward) [Faith and Service]

March 11, 2018 |

Rabbi Jack Moline & Rev. Dr. Larry Hayward present “Context”. Rev. Hayward & Rabbi Moline will use various Biblical texts to draw lessons for us. Once again, as only “Larry & Jack” can, they’ll share their biblical and theological wisdom from years of study, pastoring and leading congregations. Be ready for humor, wit, and engagement as we examine together the texts, the pretexts, and the contexts of the Bible. (Part 2 of 3)


Text (Rabbi Jack Moline & Rev. Dr. Larry Hayward) [Faith and Service]

March 4, 2018 |

Rabbi Jack Moline & Rev. Dr. Larry Hayward present “Text”. Rev. Hayward & Rabbi Moline will use various Biblical texts to draw lessons for us. Once again, as only “Larry & Jack” can, they’ll share their biblical and theological wisdom from years of study, pastoring and leading congregations. Be ready for humor, wit, and engagement as we examine together the texts, the pretexts, and the contexts of the Bible. (Part 1 of 3)


Islam and Protestantism (Part 3) [Faith and Service]

February 25, 2018 |

With Dr. Matthew Taylor from the Reformed Institute. As Turkish armies almost sacked Vienna in the 16th century, Martin Luther helped publish the Qur’an in Latin—how did the possibility of being conquered by a different religion shape Reformer’s minds? (Part 3 of 3)


Islam and Protestantism (Part 2) [Faith and Service]

February 18, 2018 |

With Dr. Matthew Taylor from the Reformed Institute. As Turkish armies almost sacked Vienna in the 16th century, Martin Luther helped publish the Qur’an in Latin—how did the possibility of being conquered by a different religion shape Reformer’s minds? (Part 2 of 3)


Islam and Protestantism (Part 1) [Faith and Service]

February 11, 2018 |

With Dr. Matthew Taylor from the Reformed Institute. As Turkish armies almost sacked Vienna in the 16th century, Martin Luther helped publish the Qur’an in Latin—how did the possibility of being conquered by a different religion shape Reformer’s minds? (Part 1 of 3)


What Do Our Laws Say? (Elder Law) [Faith and Service]

January 28, 2018 |

At WPC for the first time, Betsey will share her wisdom and extensive understanding of “elder law.” The maze of navigating legal, financial and practical questions for every decade can be overwhelming. This dynamic, interactive workshop (Q&A) is designed for all adults and for those with aging parents and allows plenty of opportunity for questions!


The Book of Romans (Part 3) [Faith and Service]

January 21, 2018 |

With WPC Elder David Roden. Explore why Paul’s letter to the Romans became the key motivation for the reformation. Why do some modern theologians believe the reformers misread Paul? What did Paul say and what was Paul doing in this important letter? Discover how you might interpret Romans differently. Part 3 of 3. (Due to technical difficulties, Part 2 was not recorded).


The Book of Romans (Part 1) [Faith and Service]

January 7, 2018 |

With WPC Elder David Roden. Explore why Paul’s letter to the Romans became the key motivation for the reformation. Why do some modern theologians believe the reformers misread Paul? What did Paul say and what was Paul doing in this important letter? Discover how you might interpret Romans differently. Part 1 of 3.


Living in the Priesthood of All Believers (Part 1) [Fuller Faith and Service]

December 3, 2017 |

A longtime and favorite lecturer at Westminster, Dr. Tony Tambasco taught theology at Georgetown University for 35 years, specializing in biblical studies and ethics.

December 3: "Responding in Faith to the Advents of the Lord.” Discuss the past, present, and future comings of Christ and the spiritual life that arises from these.

December 10: “The Spirit of Advent.” Look at biblical characters related to the Advent liturgical cycle to understand our own Spirit-filled call to mission.


The Enduring Legacy (Part 4) [Fuller Faith and Service]

November 26, 2017 |

As we celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, Dr. Bruce Douglass, Director, Reformed Institute of Metropolitan Washington and Associate Professor, Georgetown University, returns to look at those 16th Century reformations. What is its enduring legacy? How does it impact us and the world we live in today? Fourth in a four-part series.


The Enduring Legacy (Part 3) [Fuller Faith and Service]

November 19, 2017 |

As we celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, Dr. Bruce Douglass, Director, Reformed Institute of Metropolitan Washington and Associate Professor, Georgetown University, returns to look at those 16th Century reformations. What is its enduring legacy? How does it impact us and the world we live in today? Third in a four-part series.


The Enduring Legacy (Part 2) [Fuller Faith and Service]

November 12, 2017 |

As we celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, Dr. Bruce Douglass, Director, Reformed Institute of Metropolitan Washington and Associate Professor, Georgetown University, returns to look at those 16th Century reformations. What is its enduring legacy? How does it impact us and the world we live in today? Second in a four-part series.


The Enduring Legacy (Part 1) [Fuller Faith and Service]

November 6, 2017 |

As we celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, Dr. Bruce Douglass, Director, Reformed Institute of Metropolitan Washington and Associate Professor, Georgetown University, returns to look at those 16th Century reformations. What is its enduring legacy? How does it impact us and the world we live in today? First in a four-part series.


WPC and the United Orphanage and Academy [Fuller Faith and Service]

October 29, 2017 |

Hear a panel of voices presenting our shared work and ministry providing shelter and opportunity to vulnerable children in Moi’s Bridge, Kenya. Rev. Patrick Hunnicutt and others talk about their recent trip and specifics of how we can further support our Kenyan brothers and sisters and to grow in faith through our work with them.


Dessert and Dialogue 2017: Representatives John Lewis and Fred Upton

October 23, 2017 |

John Lewis, U.S. Representative & Civil Rights Activist, is one of the “Big Six” leaders of the Civil Rights Movement. He was a Freedom Rider, spoke at the 1963 March on Washington, and led the walk that became known as “Bloody Sunday.” John has continued to fight for people’s rights since joining Congress in 1987 and received the Medal of Freedom in 2011.

Fred Upton, U.S. Representative, joined Congress in 1987, and became friends with John through their joint work on the Faith & Politics Institute. John and Fred have known one another over thirty years and have been able to respect their differences and yet learn from each other through humility and respect.

How have these two public servants tried to understand the views and values of people who don’t share their party affiliation? How has their faith informed their public service? How has their work been driven by their belief in something greater than themselves?


Serving Those With Substance Addictions

October 22, 2017 |

Dr. Sally Satel is an American Enterprise Institute resident scholar, a psychiatrist and a lecturer whose research areas include domestic drug policy, psychological impact of war & disasters, political trends in medicine and transplant policy. Her outstanding speaking style conveys the essential facts and stories of those caught in the web of addiction.


Losing a Loved One [Towards Fuller Faith and Service]

October 8, 2017 |

Dr. Dyer is the James Maxwell Professor of Christian Education & Pastoral Theology at Virginia Theological Seminary. She lost her spouse suddenly and will offer insights from her journey of loss. What experiences might you go through adjusting to life without the person they loved? What are some physical, emotional and spiritual ways to help yourself and others to heal from painful loss?


From Loss to Progress: Mental Illness Towards Health [Towards Fuller Faith and Service]

September 17, 2017 |

With Doris A. Fuller, Chief of Research & Public Affairs, Treatment Advocacy Center

Doris’ story is remarkable. Following the loss of her daughter to mental illness, she has become an international advocate for those dealing with chronic mental illness. Learn from someone who deals with brain diseases about making a difference for someone, somewhere and somehow.


Where Does Westminster Fit Within Christianity Today? [Towards Fuller Faith and Service]

September 10, 2017 |

Given the changes in culture, and how such changes have impacted Christianity, what does all this tell us about our ministry here at Westminster? How might we move toward fuller faith and service to God in just such a context? Rev. Dr. Larry Hayward kicks off our 2017-2018 adult ed series.

This year’s adult formation theme, "Towards Fuller Faith and Service," is meant to guide us toward praising and serving God more fully and serving our neighbors.


Dr. A. Katherine Grieb (Part 5) [Navigating the Seas of Change]

May 21, 2017 |

Rev. Dr. Kathryn Grieb, Virginia Theological Seminary, concludes her series on the experience of the early church, as described in the book of Acts, in dealing with both personal and social change. This week's theme is "From Fear of Gentiles to Welcoming Gentiles."


Dr. A. Katherine Grieb (Part 4) [Navigating the Seas of Change]

May 14, 2017 |

Rev. Dr. Kathryn Grieb, Virginia Theological Seminary, reflects on the experience of the early church, as described in the book of Acts, in dealing with both personal and social change. This week's theme is "From Church Persecutor to Church Planter." Through May 21.


Dr. A. Katherine Grieb (Part 3) [Navigating the Seas of Change]

May 7, 2017 |

Rev. Dr. Kathryn Grieb, Virginia Theological Seminary, reflects on the experience of the early church, as described in the book of Acts, in dealing with both personal and social change. This week's theme is "From Timid Disciples to Bold Witnesses for Jesus." Through May 21.


Dr. A. Katherine Grieb (Part 2) [Navigating the Seas of Change]

April 30, 2017 |

Rev. Dr. Kathryn Grieb, Virginia Theological Seminary, reflects on the experience of the early church, as described in the book of Acts, in dealing with both personal and social change. This week's theme is "From Private Property to the Common Good." Through May 21.


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