May 19, 2015
The past five Wednesday evenings, Plymouth U participants (nearly 40 signed up) were blessed to learn about and explore the writings and ideas of Dietrich Bonhoeffer with Seattle University’s Professor Dan Peterson.
Near the end of his life, Bonhoeffer was rethinking God, Christ and the Church in response to a “world come of age,” that is a world that gets along fine without God. We explored the strong parallels between Bonhoeffer’s world and ours, where greater and greater percentages of people are identifying as having no religious affiliation.
Each week Professor Peterson talked to us about the theological subjects to be discussed that night, and then we broke into small groups to further explore the concepts and what they meant for our faith. Here is a taste of what we talked about:
The series provided a wonderful opportunity to explore and deepen our faith lives individually and together. I look forward to developing more of these kinds of experiences for our congregation with the help of the Adult Education Board. –Jennifer Castle, Director of Faith Formation