CoAM Spring 2012 Life Enrichment Series


Mondays, March 19th to May 7th
9:30 AM to 11:50 AM

 

 

Classes are held at centrally located
Bethel Lutheran Church
17th Ave. S. & 42nd Street NE
Minneapolis, MN

Topics covered will touch on:

  • Bible & Faith
  • Current Issues
  • Great Decisions  
  • Humanities
  • Local Affairs   
  • Travelogues

Registration for the entire series (7 Mondays, 14 classes) costs $40 per person.
Single day registration costs $6
Call 612-721-6786 for further information.

Class descriptions and instructors detailed on next page
(or click here to download a printable copy)

Class Descriptions

Monday, March 19

9:30 — 10:30 a.m.

HUMANITIES:
What It Feels Like to Be Occupied: A Personal Story by JosMarie Vanderspek. This is not a discussion of war but a personal experience during World War II in the Netherlands of loss of freedom, underground resistance and its toll.

TRAVELOGUE:
Journey to the Holy Land: Exploring the Past, Present, and People presented by Larry Turner.

10:50 — 11:50 a.m.

CURRENT ISSUES:
Minnesota Without Poverty by Rev. Nancy Maeker, director of Minnesota Without Poverty, who will update us on what is happening in the state to end poverty.

TRAVELOGUE:
Repeat of 9:30 travelogue.

FAITH AND BIBLE:
The Last Week of Jesus’ Life (3-part series) by Methodist pastor Larry Nielsen. These sessions are based on the book The Last Week by theologians Marcus Borg and John Crossan. Today, Part 1.

Monday, March 26

9:30 — 10:30 a.m.

HUMANITIES:
The Wisdom of American Indian Religions by Dr. Duane Addison, Professor Emeritus at Augustana College of Sioux Falls. We concentrate on the Dakota and Ojibwa.

TRAVELOGUE:
Poland, Czech Republic and Luther’s East Germany  filmed a year after the fall of the Wall by Pastor Marion Rova.

 10:50 — 11:50 a.m.

CURRENT ISSUES:
The Civil Rights Movement: What Did We Learn? Is It Still Relevant? by  Claire O’Connor, Freedom Rider and Community Organizer, first-hand witness of the movement.

TRAVELOGUE:
Repeat of 9:30 travelogue.

FAITH AND BIBLE:
The Last Week of Jesus’ Life (3-part series) by Methodist pastor Larry Nielsen. Today, Part 2.

Monday, April 2

9:30 — 10:30 a.m.

GREAT DECISIONS:
Our Border with Mexico: The Challenge of Being Good Neighbors by Hector Garcia, former business administrator in Mexico City.

TRAVELOGUE:
The Falklands, St. George’s Island, and Antarctica by Lyall Schwarzkopf.

10:50—11:50 a.m.

COMMUNITY ISSUES:
What Is Community Action of Minnesota? by Brianna Carlson, Family Services Coordinator.

TRAVELOGUE:
Repeat of 9:30 travelogue.

FAITH AND BIBLE:
The Last Week of Jesus’ Life (3-part series) by Methodist pastor Larry Nielsen. Today, Part 3. Includes the great day of Easter.

No Classes Easter Monday, April 9

MondayApril 16

9:30 — 10:30 a.m.

HUMANITIES:
Western Civilization (part 5-8) by James Carlson, founder and president of Spring Arbor Distributors, the world’s largest distributor of Christian books. Today, Part 5: “The Reformation to the Scientific Revolution.”

TRAVELOGUE:
Tours of France with Rick Steves. This time he takes us to the French Riviera and the Alsace region.

10:50 —11:50 a.m.

HEALTH ISSUES:
Is a Parish Nurse Really a Nurse? by Pat McLaughlin, head of TRUST’s Parish Nurse Program. 

TRAVELOGUE:
Repeat of 9:30 travelogue.

FAITH AND BIBLE:
When God Speaks, Does He Use Metaphors? (2-part series) by Dr. Philip Quanbeck, retired professor of religion at Augsburg College. Today, Part 1.

Monday, April 23

9:30 — 10:30 a.m.

HUMANIITIES:
Western Civilization (part 5-8) by James Carlson. Today, Part 6: ”From the English Revolution to the Rise of Napoleon.”

TRAVELOGUE:
Tulip Time in Pella, Iowa by Suzanne Jebe.

10:50 —11:50 a.m.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH:
Mary’s Place in Downtown Minneapolis by Charlotte Kinzley, Mary’s Place Family Advocate.

TRAVELOGUE:
Repeat of the 9:30 program.

FAITH AND BIBLE:
When God Speaks, Does He Use Metaphors? (2-part series) by Dr. Philip Quanbeck, retired professor of religion at Augsburg College. Today, Part 2.

Monday, April 30

9:30 — 10:30 a.m.

HUMANITIES:
Western Civilization (part 5-8) by James Carlson, founder and president of Spring Arbor Distributors. Today, Part 7: “From Liberalism to the New Imperialism.”

TRAVELOGUE:
Adventures in Honduras by Rick Sorenson, retired dentist who makes mission trips to Honduras three or four times a year.

10:50 —11:50 a.m.

BOOK REVIEWS:
CoAM Members Share Recent Reading Experiences. These include books on Bonhoeffer and heaven.

TRAVELOGUE:
Repeat of the 9:30 program.

FAITH AND BIBLE:
How to Understand the Hard Stuff in the Bible (2-part series) by Greg Meyer, pastor of Jacob’s Well and former missionary to Papua New Guinea. Today, Part 1.

Monday, May 7

9:30 — 10:30 a.m.

HUMANITIES:
Western Civilization (part 5-8) by James Carlson, founder and president of Spring Arbor Distributors. Today, Part 8: “From World Wars to Revolutions.”

TRAVELOGUE:
The Sydney Area and New Zealand by Joanne Smallen, former executive director of CoAM.

10:50 —11:50 a.m.

GREAT DECISIONS:
Indonesia/East Timor Conflict  by Dr. Ellen Kennedy, director of World Without Genocide.

TRAVELOGUE:
Repeat of the 9:30 program.

FAITH AND BIBLE:
How to Understand the Hard Stuff in the Bible (2-part series) by Greg Meyer, pastor of Jacob’s Well and former missionary to Papua New Guinea. Today, Part 2.

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