When we learn, our faith and our responses to our communities faith are both affirmed and challenged, honored and called into question. Examining thoughtfully how we became who we are, why we think what we think, and how we might respond to a deeper knowledge of our scriptures, our theological traditions, and our histories–these are the goals of faith formation at COTI.
We hope you can join us for some or all of the introductory opportunities described below. Be on the lookout for more learning opportunities to be announced as the year progresses. Let's learn and grow in faith together!
If you are interested in a book study or another learning opportunity that requires a text, participants are encouraged to purchase their own used copies through Amazon, Thriftbooks, IndieBound, Bookshop, or their local book retailer.
We're reading the New Testament in the order the texts were written to deepen our knowledge of scripture and gain an understanding of how Christian thought developed. Join us at 8:45am on Sunday mornings or click the button below to join on zoom.
2nd and 3rd Wednesday evenings of the month in February and March at 5pm.
In this classic theological treatise, the acclaimed theologian and religious leader Howard Thurman (1900-1981) demonstrates how the gospel may be read as a manual of resistance for the poor and disenfranchised. Jesus is a partner in the pain of the oppressed and the example of His life offers a solution to ending the descent into moral nihilism. Hatred does not empower–it decays. Only through self love and love of one another can God's justice prevail. (publisher's description)
2nd and 3rd Wednesday evenings of the month in April and May at 5pm.
Brian McLaren, a leading voice in contemporary religion, argues that—notwithstanding the dire headlines about the demise of faith and drop in church attendance—Christian faith is not dying. Rather, it is embarking on a once-in-an-era spiritual shift. For millions, the journey has already begun. (publisher's description)
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