In case you missed it, or just would like to watch it again—click any of the links below to watch panel discussions and the 12:15 p.m. Sunday Lunch & Learn sessions.
Watch Kyes Lecture 2020
Fall Series 2020Be Well: Healing Narratives in the BibleSundays at 12:15 PM via Zoom September 13 – November 15
For the first half of this 10-week series, join us for a five-week exploration of the topic of healing in the Old Testament with Dr. Brennan Breed, Old Testament professor at Columbia Theological Seminary, focusing on the gripping narratives of the prophets Elijah and Elisha. We will discuss the ancient Israelite concept of “shalom,” often translated as “peace,” which describes a holistic integration of the social, mental, biological and emotional senses of human “health” within a larger communal, economic, and environmental context. As we read the stories of the prophets Elijah and Elisha, we will encounter unhealthy individuals, communities, and situations, and we will witness the unexpected intervention of God’s healing power in their midst. We will reflect upon the connections between Jesus’ healing miracles and these prophetic stories, as well as the messages we might discern for our own day.
Healing in the Old Testament with Dr. Brennan Breed: • September 13: Healing and Sickness in the Old Testament: An Introduction (Exodus 15:26; Genesis 37:14; Exodus 20:11; Leviticus 25:1-7; Psalm 30) • September 20: Elijah and God’s Holistic Healing: 1 Kings 17:1-24 • September 27: Individual and Communal Disease: 1 Kings 19:1-21 and 1 Kings 21:1-29 • October 4: Elijah’s Healing Miracles: 2 Kings 4:1-5:27 • October 11: A Vision of God’s Shalom: 2 Kings 6:8-23
For the second half of this 10-week series, join us for a five-week exploration of the topic of healing in the New Testament with Rev. Dr. Karoline Lewis, the Marbury E. Anderson Chair in Biblical Preaching at Luther Seminary. The healing stories in the New Testament reveal Jesus’ power to restore people to wholeness once again. At the same time, they manifest the tenacious belief of those healed. This series will explore Jesus’ encounters with characters who need healing, but who also discover something about themselves and, more than they ever could have imagined, about Jesus.
Healing Stories in the New Testament: Faith, Persistence, and Eternal Life, with Rev. Dr. Karoline Lewis:• October 18: Healing of Peter’s Mother-in-law: Mark 1:29-34 • October 25: Healing at the Pool: John 5:1-9a [9b-47]• November 1: Healing of the Bleeding Woman: Luke 8:40-56• November 8: Jesus and the Syrophoenician Woman: Mark 7:24-30• November 15: Healing of a Blind Man: John 9:1-7 [8-10:21]
Conversations and Communion: Bringing Race and Friendship to Christ's TableRecorded on Sunday, June 7Watch Video
Thanks to Rev. John Molina-Moore, Rev. Edwin Estevez and Rev. Dr. Nate Phillips for sharing this important conversation held via Zoom on Sunday, June 7.
For resources to learn, engage, and reflect — check out the 21-Day Race Equity Challenge presented by our friends at Myers Park Presbyterian Church.
Responding to COVID-19Zoom Panel DiscussionRecorded on Thursday, May 28Watch Zoom VideoThank you to our panelists/community leaders from Pontiac Community Foundation, Lighthouse, Accent Pontiac and Pontiac Schools for their participation!