COURSE CATALOGUE fall & advent terms Mark your calendar! All classes run from 6:30-7:30pm Ever wish you could go to seminary? Now you can! FALL TERM: Join us on Wednesday Nights Weds, Sept 5-26 for Hillsboro Theological ADVENT TERM: Seminary. Throughout the Weds, Nov 28-Dec 12 year, we’ll offer terms with different course options so LENT TERM: you can continue your Weds, Feb 20-March 13 theological education without the student loans! SPRING TERM: Weds, May 1-22 Course Options All courses are held at Hillsboro Presbyterian Church from 6:30-7:30pm. See back cover for our dinner plan! FALL TERM 2012 Wednesdays, Sept 5 - 26 Keep • Jerusalem through the Ages (CH) reading to Dr. Jack Sasson find bios and • A Glimpse at Family (SF) course Jim & Livvy Schliercher descriptions for all of our ADVENT TERM 2012 current Wednesdays, Nov 28 - Dec 12 course • The Teachings and Practices of options! Buddhism (WR) Dr. Marty Bell • A Picture Worth a Thousand Words: An Advent Study of Theology & Film (TH) Rev. Chris Adams Key to Course Types: New Testament (NT) Old Testament (OT) Church History (CH) Spiritual Formation (SF) Theology (TH) World Religions (WR) FALL TERM Jack M. Sasson Jerusalem through the Ages (Church History) The topic of this lecture series is Jerusalem, a site that holds special significance for Jews, Jack M. Sasson is the Mary Christians, and Muslims. Jane Werthan Professor of These multimedia lectures will Judaic and Biblical Studies explore many facets of the city, at Vanderbilt University. He has edited and from before its founding as the published on the Hebrew City of David up to Bible and on diverse contemporary Israeli society. aspects of the Ancient Near Join Dr. Sasson for this course East. Among his that will trace “Jerusalem monographs are through the Ages.” commentaries on Ruth, Jonah, and (forthcoming in the Anchor Yale Bible) Judges. He has edited the award winning multi- volume reference set (over 3000 pages), Civilizations of the Ancient Near East. He has been President of the American Oriental Society and of the International Association for Assyriology. Jim Schleicher & FALL TERM Livvy McGehee A Glimpse at Family (Spiritual Formation) Two experienced therapists, Livvy and Jim, will head us into a new year of school and Fall activities by taking a look at marriage and Jim Schleicher is a parenting during our Fall Licensed Marital and Term. The first two Family Therapist and Wednesdays will focus on Licensed Professional marital issues to be Counselor, who has been addressed and never in practice with families ignored. The next two for over 40 years. He also Wednesdays will has consulted with numerous schools and incorporate these issues and organizations. Olivia parenting in an age of (Livvy) McGehee is a entitlement, anxiety, social Licensed Clinical Social media, and over-scheduling. Worker, who also is in The class will blend practice, working primarily thoughtful ideas and with adults in individual concrete suggestions, so and couples/relational even the ideas that may ring therapy. She also has familiar are sure to prepare consulted with couples in you for this new season of transitioning into family life. parenting. ADVENT TERM Marty Bell The Teachings and Practices of Buddhism (World Religions) Beginning with the story of Buddha, this class will Marty Bell is a professor, preacher, and singer/ introduce you to the songwriter. He has taught at teachings and practices of Belmont for 25 years, Buddhism. Even those who teaching courses in the already have some School of Religion, and in familiarity with Buddhism the Adult Studies Program. will find there is still much to He has expertise in the learn. The class will explore history of Christianity and in a variety of concepts, World Religions. including the Four Noble Additionally, he is a trained Truths and the Noble Spiritual Director with deep Eightfold Path. Dr. Bell will interests in contemplative also introduce practical spiritual practices. He has exercises for Christians from been deeply involved in interfaith dialogue for a the Buddhist tradition. number of years. He also is a United Methodist pastor, having served the same three congregations in rural Williamson County for nine years. He also plays music and sings in an Americana and roots music band called Rachel's Review. ADVENT TERM Chris Adams A Picture Worth a Thousand Words: An Advent Study of Theology & Film (Theology) In many ways, movies have become the way we tell stories Chris Adams is Pastor of in the modern age. Have you Hillsboro Presbyterian Church in Nashville, TN. ever noticed that the story of Chris grew up in salvation is playing out in the Delaware, graduated from background of many films? The Citadel, Lutheran Sometimes it is intentional, but Theological Southern sometimes perhaps not. We Seminary and Union will examine three films with Presbyterian Seminary, and our expectant, advent eyes was ordained in the open, looking for themes of PCUSA. He has served incarnation, community and churches in Florida, South salvation. Movies will be Carolina, and Virginia. announced for your review, Currently, Chris is enrolled and also clips will be part of at Fuller Theological Seminary, completing a the class in case you miss the doctoral degree in the chance to watch the movie in Missional Church. advance. Join us for the continuing story of faith and culture at the movies. Register Now! To register, simply call the church (665-0148) or tear off this registration and return it to the church office (or the offering plate). FALL TERM (course options) Name(s) of those attending: 1. Jerusalem through the Ages Name(s)______________________________________ 2. A Glimpse at Family Name(s)______________________________________ 5-4-3 Dinner Reservations (5:43pm): Number Attending Adults ($5) _____ Youth ($4) _____ Children ($3) ____ Need a veggie option? How many? _________________ Want to prepay for the term and avoid the ticket line? Total for Fall Term (4 wks): ______________________________ ADVENT TERM (course options) Name(s) of those attending: 1. The Teachings & Practices of Buddhism Name(s)______________________________________ 2. A Picture Worth a Thousand Words Name(s)______________________________________ 5-4-3 Dinner Reservations (5:43pm): Number Attending Adults ($5) _____ Youth ($4) _____ Children ($3) ____ Need a veggie option? How many?__________________ Want to prepay for the term and avoid the ticket line? Total for Advent Term (3 wks): ___________________________ Please make checks payable to Hillsboro Presbyterian Church with Hillsboro Theological Seminary in the memo line! Join us for dinner! Worried about In addition to dinner dinner? Let us help! 5-4-3 Dinner for all ages, we offer Every night of a full age range of Hillsboro Theological children and youth Seminary we offer our $5 adults programs, as well as 5-4-3 Dinner plan at free childcare, during 5:43pm. $5 for adults, $4 youth Hillsboro Theological $4 for youth, $3 for Seminary. Visit us children. Simply call on the web at 665-0148 by Monday $3 children hpcnashville.org for to make your more information! reservation for that Starts 5:43pm Wednesday. MORE ABOUT HPC To find out more about what Hillsboro Presbyterian Church we’re up to at HPC, check us out 5820 Hillsboro Pike online at hpcnashville.org. 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