Adult Discussion Group

A Deeper Understanding

Enlightening dialogue

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 in the Assembly Hall.


ADULT DISCUSSION GROUP - “The Nature of God in the Old and New Testaments” - Rev. Baugh

Date & Time:Sunday, February 2, 2020 - 8:30am

ADULT DISCUSSION GROUP - “The Nature of God in the Old and New Testaments” will be the topic presented by Rev. Baugh on Sunday, February 2. How do we reconcile the image of a harsh and angry God with the loving and forgiving God Jesus proclaimed? We associate the God of wrath with the Old Testament and the God of love with the New Testament and some Christians have even said they must be two different gods. Is that the case? Or is there a way that these could both be faithful depictions of the same God? We begin at 8:30 AM in the Assembly Hall.  All ages are welcome.

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19 Jan 20: "Truth, Bias, Racism, Sin, Guilt, & Forgiveness" by Bill Nunan

Bill analyses the decision-making process of humans, including the flaws in the process, such as the inherited trait of making very quick decisions based on very limited information (often required by all species [not just humans] in times of mortal combat). Specifically, he talks about (compares and contrasts) bias, prejudice, racism, sin, and guilt. He also discusses wisdom, serenity, courage, and forgiveness.

12 Jan 20: "Conversation With Jerry's Street Kids & Mothers in Zimbabwe" (Skype)

This is the second of two consecutive presentations about Jerry and Tatenda Johnson’s efforts to help urban street boys and mothers with babies. It features our recent video conversation (via Skype from MBCC) with these kids and mothers of Harare (Zimbabwe’s capitol), who have taken refuge in Jerry’s “Finding Hope” house. They tell us about themselves, including their daily challenges on the city streets and their hopes and struggle for a better future.

5 Jan 20: "Helping Urban 'Street Boys' in Zimbabwe"

Bruce reported on his September visit to the home that Jerry and Tatenda Johnson’s “Finding Hope” charity has established for street boys in Harare, the capital city of Zimbabwe. Bruce was joined on this trip by Jim Goswiller, Pat Johnson (Jerry’s father), and the wives of all three. Bruce began by giving a brief history of Zimbabwe, including its recent politics and its economy. Then he focused on the Finding Hope house, including its accommodations and the availability of water, electricity, transportation, and security. Finally, Bruce discussed four items: his group’s interaction with these boys housed at Finding Hope, the boys’ efforts to improve their own circumstances, the boys’ survival on the streets of Harare, and the boys’ plans for the future.

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