Adult Education Classes Underway
By Julius Ariail
Posted September 24, 2013
From Taylor’s introduction to Speaking of Sin:In this little book, I want to focus on a small cluster of words that seem to be hard for many people to pronounce, especially in twenty-first century North America. “Sin” heads the list, followed by “damnation,” “repentance,” “penance” and “salvation.” The group also includes words that survive only in scripture, such as “iniquity” and “transgression.” When these words are pronounced out loud, many of them sound like language from an earlier age, when human relationship with God was laced with blame and threat. As old as the words are, they are still redolent with guilt. We may not know exactly what they mean, but we know that they judge us. The most obvious solution to the discomfort they provoke is to stop saying them altogether, which is what many of us have done.
Maggie Roberts is coordinating these adult education classes this fall, and has arranged them so that some will be informational, some will be interactive, and all will be designed to support us in our Christian lives. Coffee is being provided in the parish hall before the class begins. For more information, contact Maggie Roberts at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.