A note from Reverend Gene Bacon
Beginning Wednesday, Feb. 23 at 1:15pm and continuing each Wednesday for seven more weeks, concluding with Wednesday, April 13, I will be leading a class on the western mystical tradition and Christian mystics. The class is a Great Courses class and will include two half hour DVD lectures with 15 minutes after each segment for discussion. Each class will be one and a half hours in length. The DVD presenter is Professor Luke Timothy Johnson, renowned for his insights into Christianity. He is the Robert W. Woodruff Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins at the Emory University Candler School of Theology. A former Benedictine monk and teacher at Yale Divinity School, he is the author of many acclaimed books.
Some of the topics include: The Biblical Roots of Western Mysticism, Mystical Elements in the New Testament, The Spirituality of the Desert, The Mysticism of Western Monasticism, Medieval Female Mystics, Mysticism Among Protestant Reformers, etc.
Each class will be one and a half hours in length. I’ve never taught a course on this subject but was somehow drawn to it. I have quoted several well-known mystics over the years in my sermons and would like to go deeper into this subject with you.
I am hoping that Covid will be tapering off and that I will be able to teach this class in person.
However, we will offer a Zoom option if necessary. Please notify the church office at
989-356-1795 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the class and to let us know if you will be attending in person or via Zoom.
Upcoming Discussion Class Schedule
Wednesday, February 23
Wednesday, March 2
Wednesday, March 9
Wednesday, March 16
Wednesday, March 23
Wednesday, March 30
Wednesday, April 6
Wednesday, April 13
Join us in person or by Zoom!
In person, please gather at the church. For Zoom, please click the link on our home page to "join fellowship hour."