Vital Conversations – Book Discussion of Caste

May 16, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Vital Conversations will continue our discussion of the book Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, written by Isabel Wilkerson. At the May 16 meeting, we will concentrate on part 3 and 4 of the book; but pre-reading is not a requirement for participation.

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Conversations About Science and Religion Living in the Shadow: A Discussion on the Biology of Violent Behavior

Sunday, May 23, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

We live in a world full of conflicts and disturbances. Here is an opportunity to have a conversation on the neurobiology of violent behavior. We seek to understand the origins of these disturbing and harmful behavior, from the perpetrator and the recipient perspective. What interventions are available in terms of treatment and prevention? As Christians, what can we do? Erik’s time with us will provide the complementary side, the science side, of the conversation we had with Rev. Ken Phifer in February about “The Religious Contribution(s) to Human Violence.”

Erik Wong is a neuroscientist who spent 33 years in the biopharma industry conducting research in biological psychiatry. He and his teams were involved in the discovery and approval of three medicines for treating mental disorders.

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Open Table: Conversations about Faith and the Bible – 1st Corinthians Study

Open Table schedule: Tuesdays, May 27 – June 1, noon-1 p.m.
Open Table Redux schedule: Thursday, May 29 – June 3, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Join us at Open Table for a 6 week study of 1 Corinthians! We will be using the video curriculum created by Jaime Clark-Soles, entitled 1 Corinthians: Searching the Depths of God. No reading ahead is necessary, although you are free to purchase Jaime Clark-Soles book of the same title if you wish — check out Cokesbury or Amazon.