Adult Education Podcast


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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.


Dr. A. Katherine Grieb (Part 1) [Navigating the Seas of Change]

April 23, 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 Saness to Joy and from Easter to Pentecost." Through May 21.


Victoria Barnett (Part 3) [Navigating the Seas of Change]

April 2, 2017 |

Dr. Victoria Barnett, Director of Programs on Ethics, Religion and the Holocaust at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, challenges our understanding of how the Holocaust radically transformed the relationship between Christians and Jews. She will provide an overview of the role Christian churches played and explore post-Holocaust conversations between Christians and Jews. One session will focus on Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s role in this history.


Victoria Barnett (Part 2) [Navigating the Seas of Change]

March 19, 2017 |

Dr. Victoria Barnett, Director of Programs on Ethics, Religion and the Holocaust at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, challenges our understanding of how the Holocaust radically transformed the relationship between Christians and Jews. She will provide an overview of the role Christian churches played and explore post-Holocaust conversations between Christians and Jews. One session will focus on Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s role in this history.


Dr. Victoria Barnett (Part 1) [Navigating the Seas of Change]

March 12, 2017 |

Dr. Victoria Barnett, Director of Programs on Ethics, Religion and the Holocaust at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, challenges our understanding of how the Holocaust radically transformed the relationship between Christians and Jews. She will provide an overview of the role Christian churches played and explore post-Holocaust conversations between Christians and Jews. One session will focus on Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s role in this history.


MaryAnn McKibben Dana [Navigating the Seas of Change]

March 5, 2017 |

Rev. MaryAnn McKibben Dana, writer and Presbyterian pastor, leads us in Improvising with God. How is God at work in our lives and how do we respond? Examples of God’s improvisation from scripture are explored as we challenge ourselves to see God in creative and surprising ways through music, pop culture, literature and psychology.


Sathi Clarke, Part 2 [Navigating the Seas of Change]

February 19, 2017 |

Sathi Clarke, Wesley Seminary’s Chair in World Christianity and Professor of Theology, Culture & Mission

Second of a three-class series on world religions and Christian theology that adopts a way of belonging, behaving, and believing for the common good.


Sathi Clarke, Part 1 [Navigating the Seas of Change]

February 12, 2017 |

Sathi Clarke, Wesley Seminary’s Chair in World Christianity and Professor of Theology, Culture & Mission

This is a three-class series on world religions and Christian theology that adopts a way of belonging, behaving, and believing for the common good.


Dr. Wilson Gunn, Jr. [Navigating the Seas of Change]

January 22, 2017 |

Dr. G. Wilson Gunn, Jr., General Presbyter, National Capital Presbytery, speaks to us about adaptive change and leadership in posts where we seek to lead, about changes at the presbytery level, and answer any questions members might bring to the session concerning our presbytery.


Salih and Zeyneb Sayilgan [Navigating the Seas of Change]

January 15, 2017 |

A follow-up to their fall discussion on Christian-Muslim engagement, at this session Salih speaks to the challenges of fostering interfaith dialougue in America. His wife, Dr. Zeyneb Sayilgan, brings a Muslim woman’s perspective to the conversation. Salih Sayilgan is a teaching fellow at the Catholic University of America where he teaches courses on Islam and World Religions.


[Navigating the Seas of Change] Imam Zia and Fatimah Popal

January 8, 2017 |

How do we extend brotherhood and sisterhood to those with whom we disagree? What are our own misperceptions of people of other faith? Imam Zia and his wife, Fatimah, have spent a decade working in this field. They have much to share with us. Learn more about our Muslim brothers and sisters and hear first-hand how we can bridge our divides with selfless service and compassion.


Issues of Justice in the Provision of Healthcare (Part 3) [Navigating the Seas of Change]

November 13, 2016 |

Dr. Muyskens concludes his series on healthcare.


[Navigating the Seas of Change] Fear: Historical Factors and American Impact (Part 2)

October 23, 2016 |

Dr. Peter Stearns, Professor of History and Provost Emeritus at George Mason University, talks with us about fear. An obvious factor in contemporary life, how has American fear been changing since the 1970s? What is our response to excessive fear? Part 2 of 2.


[Navigating the Seas of Change] Relationship Aspect of Care

September 25, 2016 |

Dr. Christina Puchalski, Executive Director of the George Washington University Institute for Spirituality and Health (GWish), is a pioneer and international leader in the movement to integrate spirituality into healthcare in both the clinical setting and in medical education. She continues to break new ground in the understanding and integration of spiritual care in a broad spectrum of healthcare environments. Today, she tells us about the importance of spirituality in healthcare, which can enhance patient coping, health outcomes, and health care decision making.


[Navigating the Seas of Change] Christian-Muslim Engagement: Challenges and Opportunities

September 18, 2016 |

In an engaging forum, Salih Sayilgan and Dodd Sims will present their work on Christian-Muslim engagement in a world of difference. Bringing Muslim and Christian perspectives into discussion, they will offer new insights for a more fruitful cooperation between the two faiths based on the modern Muslim theologian Said Nursi (d. 1960) and his work the Risale-i Nur. Dodd Sims, MD practices internal medicine in Alexandria. For more than twenty years he has worked with the immigrant community of Northern Virginia. He has a masters in theology from Wesley Seminary. Salih Sayilgan is a teaching fellow at the Catholic University of America where he teaches courses on Islam and World Religions.


[Navigating the Seas of Change] Seas of Change in History and the Military

September 11, 2016 |

From existential threats such as disease and nuclear war to the immediate physical challenges of food, energy, and potable water, being of citizen of the world today means grappling with vast change. General James Cartwright, USMC (Ret.), sets the stage for us on three great issues we are facing: technology, especially in communications and in the partnering of persons with machines; migration and demographic changes brought on by climate change; and governance, including the institutional and cultural biases that tend toward denial of change. How do we do the soul-searching necessary to adapt to these changes? How do we look beyond ourselves to embrace the changes that are coming? General James Cartwright served as the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 2007-2011. He is introduced by WPC member Michael Donley, who served as the 22nd Secretary of the United States Air Force. General Cartwright references the National Intelligence Council’s Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds, which can be found at https://www.dni.gov/index.php/about/organization/global-trends-2030 Today’s talk is the first of our year-long series on “Navigating the Seas of Change.” For more information about upcoming classes, visit http://www.wpc-alex.org/seasofchange.htm


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