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Clergy to explore different perspectives in theological studies

By Staff | Jan 11, 2019

PHOTO PROVIDED The Rev. Dr. John H. Danner and Rabbi Stephen Fuchs.

Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ and Bat Yam – Temple of the Islands will tackle subjects that have often proven challenging for Christians and Jews to discuss.

Each theological studies class will take place at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. in SCUCC’s Fellowship Hall.

On Jan. 9, Pastor John H. Danner and Rabbi Stephen Fuchs took on “Messianic Hopes” as they wrestled with the questions surrounding the Messiah. The topic today, Jan. 16, will be “Forgiveness and Grace,” while the two clergy will address “Death and Life after Death” on Jan. 24.

Next on the schedule is “Civil Conversations,” a new course presented by Danner on Jan. 30, Feb. 6 and Feb. 13. He will address questions: “How can we speak about difficult issues? How can we engage in civil conversation?” Contrary views will be presented on the issue of the week, followed by a chance for attendees to meet in small discussion groups to share their own points of view, following certain conversational guidelines. Topics to be addressed will include gun control, abortion and immigration.

The studies are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact 239-472-0497 or visit www.sanibelucc.org.

Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ is at 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.