Adult Education Podcast


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Then and Now (Part Three) [Embracing Transformation]

December 16, 2018 |

Advent is a time of hope & expectation. We celebrate the miraculous birth of a child whose life, death and resurrection is the anchor of the Christian message. How are we to understand this first century message today as we come to it with very different cultural mores and practices, ethical understanding, scientific knowledge, and philosophical and religious insights? Questions we’ll explore include how to square our current scientific outlook with the Biblical account, how to understand the nature of miracles, and how faith is to be understood in this Post-Truth era. With Dr. Jim Muyskens.


Then and Now (Part 2) [Embracing Transformation]

December 9, 2018 |

Advent is a time of hope & expectation. We celebrate the miraculous birth of a child whose life, death and resurrection is the anchor of the Christian message. How are we to understand this first century message today as we come to it with very different cultural mores and practices, ethical understanding, scientific knowledge, and philosophical and religious insights? Questions we’ll explore include how to square our current scientific outlook with the Biblical account, how to understand the nature of miracles, and how faith is to be understood in this Post-Truth era. With Dr. Jim Muyskens.


Then and Now (Part 1) [Embracing Transformation]

December 2, 2018 |

Advent is a time of hope & expectation. We celebrate the miraculous birth of a child whose life, death and resurrection is the anchor of the Christian message. How are we to understand this first century message today as we come to it with very different cultural mores and practices, ethical understanding, scientific knowledge, and philosophical and religious insights? Questions we’ll explore include how to square our current scientific outlook with the Biblical account, how to understand the nature of miracles, and how faith is to be understood in this Post-Truth era. With Dr. Jim Muyskens.


WPC: Who Are We? Children's Ministry [Embrace Transformation]

October 28, 2018 |

Hear firsthand who we are here at Westminster through the eyes, ears and hearts of your staff.

Patty Chamberlain talks about Children’s Ministry and how she plans and thinks about bringing God’s word to the littlest among us.


Change and Transformation in Luke and Acts (Part 7) [Embracing Transformation]

October 21, 2018 |

The resurrection of Jesus from the dead meant that everything first disciples of Jesus had thought they understood was now to be re-thought in the light of God's surprising action. They experienced various kinds of change: individual and communal, mind and heart, circumstance and vision or point of view. Sometimes change brought struggle, even conflict; more often, it brought joy and a new appreciation of God's providential care for them. With with Dr. Katherine Grieb, Virginia Theological Seminary.


Change and Transformation in Luke and Acts (Part 6) [Embracing Transformation]

October 14, 2018 |

The resurrection of Jesus from the dead meant that everything first disciples of Jesus had thought they understood was now to be re-thought in the light of God's surprising action. They experienced various kinds of change: individual and communal, mind and heart, circumstance and vision or point of view. Sometimes change brought struggle, even conflict; more often, it brought joy and a new appreciation of God's providential care for them. With with Dr. Katherine Grieb, Virginia Theological Seminary.


Change and Transformation in Luke and Acts (Part 5) [Embracing Transformation]

October 7, 2018 |

The resurrection of Jesus from the dead meant that everything first disciples of Jesus had thought they understood was now to be re-thought in the light of God's surprising action. They experienced various kinds of change: individual and communal, mind and heart, circumstance and vision or point of view. Sometimes change brought struggle, even conflict; more often, it brought joy and a new appreciation of God's providential care for them. With with Dr. Katherine Grieb, Virginia Theological Seminary.


Change and Transformation in Luke and Acts (Part 4) [Embracing Transformation]

September 30, 2018 |

The resurrection of Jesus from the dead meant that everything first disciples of Jesus had thought they understood was now to be re-thought in the light of God's surprising action. They experienced various kinds of change: individual and communal, mind and heart, circumstance and vision or point of view. Sometimes change brought struggle, even conflict; more often, it brought joy and a new appreciation of God's providential care for them. With with Dr. Katherine Grieb, Virginia Theological Seminary.


Change and Transformation in Luke and Acts (Part 3) [Embracing Transformation]

September 23, 2018 |

The resurrection of Jesus from the dead meant that everything first disciples of Jesus had thought they understood was now to be re-thought in the light of God's surprising action. They experienced various kinds of change: individual and communal, mind and heart, circumstance and vision or point of view. Sometimes change brought struggle, even conflict; more often, it brought joy and a new appreciation of God's providential care for them. With with Dr. Katherine Grieb, Virginia Theological Seminary.


Change and Transformation in Luke and Acts (Part 2) [Embracing Transformation]

September 16, 2018 |

The resurrection of Jesus from the dead meant that everything first disciples of Jesus had thought they understood was now to be re-thought in the light of God's surprising action. They experienced various kinds of change: individual and communal, mind and heart, circumstance and vision or point of view. Sometimes change brought struggle, even conflict; more often, it brought joy and a new appreciation of God's providential care for them. With with Dr. Katherine Grieb, Virginia Theological Seminary.


Change and Transformation in Luke and Acts (Part 1) [Embracing Transformation]

September 9, 2018 |

The resurrection of Jesus from the dead meant that everything first disciples of Jesus had thought they understood was now to be re-thought in the light of God's surprising action. They experienced various kinds of change: individual and communal, mind and heart, circumstance and vision or point of view. Sometimes change brought struggle, even conflict; more often, it brought joy and a new appreciation of God's providential care for them. With with Dr. Katherine Grieb, Virginia Theological Seminary.


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.


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