Summer 2020 Adult Forum: Dream On, Joseph - The Joseph Saga in Genesis
Led by The Rev. Bruce Smith, Priest Associate, St. James, Columbus
Sundays – 11:45am* – via Zoom (of course)
To join using a computer or a smartphone/tablet device: https://SaintMarksColumbus.zoom.us/j/99873748969
To join by phone, dial: (312) 626-6799, enter the meeting ID (998 7374 8969), followed by ##.
*Please note a change in schedule: the July 12th meeting will occur at 7:00 PM
Session 1 – Sunday, June 7, 2020
Introduction to the Joseph Saga in Genesis
Documents for this course can be found by clicking on these links:
For next week, read Genesis 37-40: Joseph, the Slave
Session 2 – Sunday, June 14, 2020
Discuss Genesis 37-40: Joseph, the Slave
For next week, read Genesis 41-45: Joseph & his Brothers in Egypt
Session 3 – Sunday, June 21, 2020
Discuss Genesis 41-45: Joseph & his Brothers in Egypt
For next week, read Genesis 46-50: Joseph & his Father
Session 4 – Sunday, June 28, 2020
Discuss Genesis 46-50: Joseph & his Father
For next week, read Matthew 1:18-2:23: Matthew’s Joseph & his Dreams
No Class – Sunday, July 5, 2020
The Rev. Bruce Smith – 1st Sunday with Trinity Church, Newark, OH today
Session 5 – Sunday, July 12, 2020
Discuss Matthew 1:18 – 2:23: Matthew’s Joseph & his Dreams
Over the next week, reread the Joseph Saga – Genesis 37-50
Session 6 – Sunday, July 19, 2020
Course Wrap-Up – What have we learned in this story about human nature? What have we learned about scriptural themes and images? What have we learned about the nature of God?
Culture and Context
This seasonal offering takes place on Sunday afternoons or evenings, and includes the screening of films and documentaries related to timely issues across a large spectrum of subjects. Offerings have included World Religions, The Story of the Mormons, The British Monarchy at Work, Shadowlands, and the Life of C.S. Lewis.
Most recently we have looked at special original presentations: Paul’s Middle East Travel Log: “Holy Lands—Heavenly Foods”, “Children of Abraham”, and “Our Anglican Heritage” (each with ethnically appropriate foods), as well as “God in the Final Frontier: A Theology of Star Trek at 50″ (which featured an intergalactic menu), and “Monuments in Time: A Tour of America’s Presidential Libraries“ – and how they influence culture and faith.
Holy Land & Holy People
Middle East and U.K. Travel Log and World Religion Series
To watch Holy Places, Heavenly Foods I: ISRAEL, click HERE.
To watch Holy Places, Heavenly Foods II: Egypt & Turkey click HERE.
To watch Holy Places, Heavenly Foods III: England click HERE.
To watch Part One: World Religions. Japan and Nepal, click HERE.
To watch Part Two: India click HERE.
To watch Part Three: China, Tibet & Cambodia click HERE.
Read the Episcopal Church’s Charter for Life-Long Christian Formation HERE.