Psalms: The Human Condition and Reaching for God
Rabbi Roger Klein, Ph.D.
Six Wednesdays March 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1, 2019
7:00 to 9:00 p.m. $90.00
Church of the Saviour, Room 122
2537 Lee Rd., Cleveland Hts., OH 44118
In this course on the Psalms, we will be looking carefully at several of the greatest poems. We will also examine two ways to understand the Book of Psalms as a whole: Walter Brueggeman’s “Psalms of Orientation, Dis-Orientation and Re-Orientation” typology and seeing the Psalms as a variety of types: psalms of praise, of thanks, of contemplation, of historical reminiscence and of complaint.
Finding God Where God Finds Us
Rev. Joseph J. Fortuna, S.T.D.
Four Tuesdays, March 26, April 2, 9, 16, 2019
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. $60.00
First Baptist Church of Greater Cleveland, Judson Room
3630 Fairmount Blvd.
Shaker Hts., OH 44118
Where does the encounter between God and human beings take place? How does it take place? How do we know it is really God whom we encounter and not a product of our imaginations? And what do these encounters mean for us? This course will explore these and related questions with the conviction that we meet God not only in traditional and explicitly religious contexts such as Sunday worship, but very often in circumstances and situations that might seem ordinary and not religious. It will invite participants to reflect upon their own experience of God with the help of some concepts and methods rooted in Robert Cummings Neville’s theology of symbolic engagement.
Seasons of Prayer: Spiritual Discovery in Each Stage of Life
Wayne Simsic, M.A.
One Day Retreat Experience, Saturday, March 30, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. $40.00. Please bring your lunch.
Church of the Gesu, McCauley Hall
2470 Mirimar Blvd.
University Hts. OH 44118
Understanding our life journey to God using the metaphor of the seasons helps us uncover insights into periods of intimacy as well as times of absence. This retreat will offer the opportunity to claim our desire for the presence of God, review the challenges and graces of each season, and embrace the ongoing transformation that brings us closer to the final goal of our prayer: union with God.