WINTER QUARTER CLASSES:
We have two classes offered this quarter, which runs from December 10, 2017 through March 4, 2018. Join us for either of these classes!
Good & Angry: Redeeming Anger, Irritation, Complaining, and Bitterness
Teacher: Andrew Myers, Pastoral Intern
Location: Conference Room
Do you have an anger problem? David Powlison thinks so. But it's probably not the problem that you think. Nor is Powlison's book, Good and Angry, another self-help or anger-management book.
Anger shows up in our lives in all kinds of ways--sometimes with a volatile explosion; sometimes with a cold, creeping bitterness; sometimes a vengeful spirit; sometimes a complaining heart. But anger is not itself the problem. Sometimes our anger problem is that we are not angry--righteously angry at injustice in the world.
Powlison shows us where our anger goes wrong by setting it in the light of God's own anger. He helps us to see what faithful and fruitful anger looks like. Come and grapple with this very helpful book. See how God's redemptive anger can transform your own.
Dec. 10: Introduction, Ch. 1
Dec. 17: Ch. 2, Ch. 3
Dec. 31: Ch.4
Jan. 7: Ch. 5, Ch. 6
Jan. 14: Ch. 7
Jan. 21: Ch. 8
Jan. 28: Ch. 9, Ch. 10
Feb. 4: Ch. 11, Ch. 12
Feb. 11: Ch. 13
Feb. 18: Ch. 14, Ch. 15
Feb. 25: Ch. 16
Mar. 4: Ch. 17
Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus
Video and Discussion
Facilitator: Jonathan Rockey, Elder
Nabeel Qureshi was a bright, thoughtful child of a devout Pakistani-American Muslim family. Through contacts with Christian friends in school and college he was brought - against all his inclinations and intentions - into the arms of Jesus. His autobiographical account of his reluctant conversion is all the more poignant because of Nabeel's recent and sudden death from stomach cancer.
The class will watch and discuss a video adaptation of his acclaimed book Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus. More ambitious class members may purchase and read the book as well. Given our increasingly global society and the attractions (and repulsions) of western democracy to Muslims around the world, we probably all have Muslim neighbors, fellow workers, and classmates. Qureshi shows us how to understand them better as a way to share the Good news of the Prophet, Priest, and King.