If you are looking for a way to connect in a deeper way to the teachings of Jesus or looking for a place to discuss theology and faith, then come on over to the University Baptist Church at 9:30 AM on Sunday mornings. Find a class that suits you and make a commitment to be a part of UBC in a deeper way! Contact Associate Pastor Stephanie Cooper for more info.
John 21:25: The Parables of Jesus: Our Guide to Christian Living and Faith
Meets in the Conference Room of the Education Building
Organized by church member Joe Bell, this class focuses on the ways in which God is still moving and speaking today. This intellectually stimulating class often discusses the cross-sections between our current faith culture and the history of the early Christian movements.
Meets in the North Dining Hall
The Lectionary is a three-year cycle most mainline denominational churches follow to guide and lead worship. This class, led by member Phil Duncan, follows the lectionary scripture passages that will be used in worship immediately following Bible Study. This class reads through the biblical texts, finding both historical context and life application an important part to their study.
Stars & Bible
Meets in the Library
Led by Dr. Van Herd. Most have heard of the famous mathematician and scientist Galileo Galilei. However, many are not aware that he was an articulate and devout layman, with a firm grasp of church history. In December of 1613, Galileo received a letter from a close friend of his and a fellow astronomer, Father Castelli. Castelli had dined with the royal family of Tuscany, and reported that the Grand Duchess Christina had criticized the heliocentric theory for its apparent repudiation of Holy Scripture. Galileo responded with a letter to his friend that would later be published, with the author’s permission, across Italy. In it, he declared that uncritical scriptural literalism had no place in scientific inquiry. “Inasmuch as the Bible calls for an interpretation differing from the immediate sense of the words,” he wrote, “it seems to me that as an authority in mathematical controversy it has very little standing… I believe that natural processes which we perceive by careful observation or deduce by cogent demonstration cannot be refuted by passages from the Bible.” Not only does this letter speak to science and theology, it also contains a brilliant articulation of spiritual principles for a 21st-century church with a global witness. As the Apostle Peter wrote in 1 Peter 3:1,”Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have… with gentleness and respect…(NIV).”