Sunday Forum


sunday-forum-time-locationMarch 1: Professor John Boles
Three Aspects of Thomas Jefferson, America’s Renaissance Man

In this three-part series, Professor John Boles will explore aspects of Thomas Jefferson that have broader implications than might be realized at first. All three have connections to issues of morality, religion, and cultural relativism.

March 1: Thomas Jefferson’s Fascination with the American West.

John Boles is the William P. Hobby Professor of History with special interest in the U.S. South and American Religion.
In 2010 he published Seeing Jefferson Anew In His Time and Ours, co-edited with Randal L. Hall (University of Virginia Press, 2010).

March 8, (in the parish hall)
Prof. John Arthur Nunes
Koinonia: Giving and Living in Justice

March 15, 22 and 29
Dr. habil. Christian A. Eberhart
Sacrifice in the Bible
In this three-part series, Christian A. Eberhart will explore aspects of sacrifice in the Bible, specifically the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. Chris’ series will help us discover the worship of ancient Israel, which is in many ways the root of every type of Christian worship. It will also help us to better understand images and terms for Christian concepts of salvation, many of which are adopted from Judaism.

March 15: The Term ‘Sacrifice’ in the Christian Church and Modern Theories of Sacrifice;
March 22: Sacrificial Rituals in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament (including a virtual visit of the Tabernacle tent and the Temple of Jerusalem);
March 29: Covenant, Passover, and Ordination Rituals.