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Three-week Courses

According to Luke
Presenter: John Heffner

Thursdays, April 5, 12, and 19, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Luke is notable for telling a good story, also for attention to healing,

poetry, and the role of women. In this course we will discuss

highlights from the Third Gospel. Although we will emphasize the story

itself, we will include its background, its place in the New Testament,

and differences between it and the other books. Please bring a copy of the Bible

(any translation) to class.


 

An Unlikely Alliance

Presenter: Dennis Dool

Tuesdays, April 17, 24, and May 1, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

On May 8, 1940, Hitler’s ground and air forces invaded Holland, Belgium, and Luxembourg. That afternoon, the beleaguered English Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain went to Buckingham Palace to offer his resignation to King George Vl. To his chagrin, the King was forced to turn to Winston Churchill. The two men made an odd couple. George Vl never wanted to be king, but Churchill always wanted to be prime minister. Yet, over the ensuing years, the two men would forge a wartime partnership that would lead to the survival of the free world.

 


The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Enneagram:

Complementary Tools in Understanding Ourselves and Others

Presenter: Helen McDevitt-Smith

Tuesdays, April 24, and May 1, 8, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
The Myers Briggs Type Indicator, based on the personality theory of Carl Jung, identifies how individuals orient their psychic energy, perceive the world around them, and make decisions. It has been used quite successfully in personal and career counseling as well as in education, business, and organizations. In this course, the personality types of well-known artists along with their paintings will be presented and analyzed. An instrument based on The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, the self-scoring Keirsey Temperament Sorter, will be administered during the 1st session.

To complement the MBTI discussion, the Enneagram will be described and discussed. The Enneagram is a psychological tool primarily used in spiritual growth. It helps people to see the behaviors and motivations, thoughts and fears, attitudes and defenses, delusions and fixations that may be hidden from our awareness. Artworks that exemplify the nine Enneagram types will be shown and examined.


 

Mysterious Offerings: Quirky Mysteries

Presenter: Meredith Baird

Tuesdays, April 3, 10, and 17, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Quirky mysteries are almost impossible to shoehorn into any of the standard categories of mystery fiction. They consistently defy the genres within the genre. Offbeat characters and situations are wonderfully complex. Compelling actions and more than a few “don’t go down the basement” moments keep the pages turning.
Join us as we read and discuss three diverse mystery novels featuring: a woman in the right place at the right time; a woman in the worst place at the worst possible time; and a woman with a terrifying loss of her place in time.  

Please note: Because this course will be heavily discussion-based,

the class size will be limited to 25.

Book Discussion List:

Week 1, April 3: Before I Go To Sleep by S. J. Watson

Week 2, April 10: The Magician’s Lie by Greer Macallister

Week 3, April 17: Learning to Swim by Sara J. Henry

 


 

The Troubles
Presenter: Moira Kelly Marano

Thursdays, April 5, 12, and 19, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

“The Troubles” is a deeply understated term for the brutal sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland which took 3,600 lives. Explore the historical background and the relative positions of Catholics and Protestants in mid-1960’s Northern Ireland. Examine the inspiration and energy the Catholic community drew from the civil rights movement in the United States. We will look at how deep seated fears led to the outbreak of violence and examine the ensuing years of strife which impacted every family in the province. The course will weave music, film and poetry through our discussion, as well some dark Irish humor. We will conclude by discussing the peace process, the eventual decommissioning of the sectarian militants, and the withdrawal of British troops from Northern Ireland in 2007.