LOGOS for Adults

The LOGOS program always begins with a “family-style” dinner at 5:30 pm. At 6:00, all participants break out into groups. The childrens’ program is broken into age groups and the adults are encouraged to attend one of three offerings from 6:00 – 7:30. The following list shows the current offerings for adults:

St. Giles Book Club – led by Jen and Geoff Brymer

Book: Telling the Truth – The Gospel as Tragedy, Comedy, and Fairy Tale by Frederick Buechner

Frederick Buechner writes that to understand the gospels you have to understand the unblinking reflection of everyday reality. The gospels record the tragedy of human failure, the comedy of being loved by God despite that failure, and the fairy tale transformation through that love. If we understand this, we begin to understand much more. This book is a fresh, creative look at the underlying meaning of the Gospels that stresses the many dimensions of God’s relationship to humanity.

Bible Study – led by Jane Malcolm

For Everything, A Season based on Ecclesiastes

This interesting bible study covers the entire liturgical year with insightful sessions starting with the Nature of Time and including all of the life cycles of the church year. Learn the meaning of the colors of the season as we move through Advent all the way through Pentecost.

Archeological Study – led by John Kirkham

Digging up the Phillistines at Ancient Asdod Israel by Donald E. Gowan from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Come learn about the archeology and why excavations are important. What can we learn from these digs that applies to life today, if anything? How do relics give us insight about the life and culture of ancient times? How do you find a place to dig and would you be interested in spending 2 weeks of your life sweeping dust to learn more about these ancient societies? Pittsburgh Theological Seminary has a whole museum called Bible Land Museum which is based on multiple digs. Come learn about this important dig.