ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL
Adult Sunday School.
Starting September 10, Adult Sunday School will resume with a study based on a book by Amy-Jill Levine called “The Gospel of Mark” A Beginner’s Guide to the Good News. Classes begin at 9:00 AM.
ALL ARE WELCOME!
Wednesday Morning Bible Study meets at 10:00 AM in the Fireside Room. All are welcome!
Pastor Tim’s Book/Bible Study
New Wednesday Morning Book Study
Starting Wednesday the 8th of November, we will begin a new, exciting, and timely book study. We will continue to meet in the Fireside Room at 10:00 am. The book we will be reviewing and working with is titled “The Psychology of Christian Nationalism (Why People Are Drawn In and How to Talk Across the Divide)” by Pamela Cooper-White. The book is published by Fortress Press, the ISBN is Print: 978-1-5064-8211-8 and eBook: 978-1-5064-8212-5. Published in 2022. I have ordered two new copies for those who would like to purchase through me, and they will be $18.00 each.(List price is $21.00) I will be happy to order more if that is your desire.
How do we overcome polarization in American society? How do we advocate for justice when one side won’t listen to the other and cycles of outrage escalate?
These questions have been pressing for years, but the emergence of a vocal, virulent Christian nationalism have made it even more urgent that we find a way forward.
In three brief, incisive chapters Pamela Cooper-White uncovers the troubling extent of Christian nationalism, explores its deep psychological roots, and discusses ways in which advocates for justice can safely and effectively attempt to talk across the deep divides in our society.
About the author
Pamela Cooper-White, MDiv, PhD, LCPC is the Christiane Brooks Johnson Professor Emerita of Psychology and Religion and Dean Emerita, Union Theological Seminary, New York, an Episcopal priest in the Diocese of New York, and a licensed psychotherapist. She holds two PhDs, from Harvard University (historical musicology) and the Chicago Institute for Clinical Social Work (in psychoanalytic psychotherapy and research), and was the 2013-14 Fulbright-Freud Scholar in Vienna, Austria. An award-winning author, she has published 10 books and over 100 articles and book chapters, She is active on several editorial, academic and psychoanalytic boards, and is frequent speaker nationally and internationally.
I had the opportunity to meet her personally in several venues; One as she was the wife of the, at the time, seminary president Michael Cooper-White (Lutheran Seminary at Gettysburg). Another as she was Karen’s doctoral advisor when she was a member of the faculty at the Lutheran Seminary at Philadelphia.
Please join us for this very relevant topic for our society today. All are welcome—tell your friends!