Adult Discussion Group

Join us for a lively, in-depth, single-topic, 70-minute discussion, typically featuring a knowledgeable authority. Share your views during the Q&A period. 8:30 AM every Sunday on Zoom (during the COVID-19 pandemic).

To join the Zoom meeting click on this link: https://zoom.us/j/3103723898. You will be given the option to join via browser or install the Zoom app (free and easier). Either way takes you into the meeting. You’ll be able to see and hear everyone. They’ll be able to see and hear you if you have a camera on your computer. Most laptops will have a built-in camera, and you can select “use computer audio”. Most desktops do not have a camera unless you bought a separate one. With a desktop and no camera, we won’t be able to see or hear you, but you’ll be able to see and hear everyone else and the presentation. You can also join by iPad or iPhone. If you use the Zoom app directly, the meeting ID is 310 372 3898. If you don’t have a computer, you can join by phone only: (669) 900-6833, meeting ID is 310 372 3898. If you have questions/problems, call Rick Hefner, (310) 374-0533.

UPCOMING PRESENTATION

Adult Discussion Group

Date & Time: Sunday, May 1, 2022 - 8:30am

RECENT PAST PRESENTATIONS

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Adult Discussion Group -  “Invasion of America by Cicadas (every 17 years)” - Rick Hefner

Date & Time: , July 18, 2021 - 8:30am

Adult Discussion Group
July 18: “Invasion of America by Cicadas (every 17 years)” will be our topic on July 18th.  Several months ago in much of the eastern United States, millions of cicada insects emerged from underground for a furious 4 weeks of activity — eating, flying, courtship, laying of eggs, and death – all while making a huge amount of noise. Rick Hefner, who grew up with cicadas in Indiana, will explain this very unusual phenomenon of nature. Join us at 8:30 AM in the Assembly Hall or on Zoom at http://zoom.us/j/3103723898All are welcome.

 

Adult Discussion Group - "Biblical Interpretation from a Process Perspective Dr. Ron Farmer

Date & Time: , July 11, 2021 - 11:30am

Rev. Dr. Ron Farmer, after leaving California a decade ago, will be re-connecting with MBCC on July 11th (via Zoom) !  Ron had been ADG’s most prominent lecturer (back in Wendell Harter’s day). Then he retired as the New Testament professor at Chapman University and left the USA. Now he has returned and leads a church near his birthplace in Missouri. This ADG session (on Zoom) will begin at 11:30 AM (rather than the normal 8:30 AM) because of time zone differences and Ron’s busy schedule preaching to his own congregation.
Ron’s focus on July 11th will be on the “Nones” – – that is, the non-believing people who say “I just can’t believe what churches believe”. Surveys prove that church attendance has declined sharply in the last two decades. Ron believes that churches, in order to combat this decline, need to develop a new language to communicate the Christian faith in a way that resonates with people today, and chief among these steps toward creating the new language is learning to interpret the Bible afresh. Ron’s presentation, titled “Biblical Interpretation from a Process Perspective”, will explain this approach.
Please join the virtual conversation at 11:30 AM this Sunday in the Assembly Hall or on zoom at zoom.us/j/3103723898.

 

Adult Discussion Group: "Nones" by Dr. Ron Farmer

Date & Time: , July 11, 2021 - 11:30am

ADULT DISCUSSION GROUP – – Rev. Dr. Ron Farmer, after leaving California a decade ago, will be re-connecting with MBCC on July 11th (via  Zoom)!   Ron had been ADG’s most prominent lecturer (back in Wendell Harter’s day).  Then he retired as the New Testament professor at Chapman University and left the USA.  Now he has returned and leads a church near his birthplace in Missouri.

This ADG session (on Zoom) will begin at 11:30 AM (rather than the normal 8:30 AM) because of time zone differences and Ron’s busy schedule preaching to his own congregation.

Ron’s focus on July 11th will be on the “Nones” – – that is, the non-believing people who say “I just can’t believe what churches believe”.  Surveys prove that church attendance has declined sharply in the last two decades.  Ron believes that churches, in order to combat this decline, need to develop a new language to communicate the Christian faith in a way that resonates with people today, and chief among these steps toward creating the new language is learning to interpret the Bible afesh.  Ron’s presentation, titled “Biblical Interpretation from a Process Perspective”, will explain this approach.

Join us at 11:30 AM in the Assembly Hall or on Zoom at http://zoom.us/j/3103723898.   All are welcome.