Fr. Jason is a gifted and dynamic teacher. Each Thursday evening immediately following Eucharist, we embark on a theological “tour de force” in our adult education room. This intimate group is a great way to learn more about your faith and ask those questions you always wanted to ask.
Be warned: You will learn your Bible and Book of Common Prayer!
Current "Theology 101" Topics
The Book of Common Prayer – June 2016 – Present
We are currently working through the Book of Common Prayer, each and every page. As Episcopalians, we believe what we pray. It is known as “Lex credendi, Lex orandi” or the “Law of Belief is the Law of Prayer.” You will see the beauty of our Faith woven in the prayers, rites and worship found in the Book of Common Prayer. Come learn our Faith!
Former "Theology 101" Topics
The Case for the Resurrection – Easter 2016
The Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ from the Dead is the most provable facet of our Christian Faith. Come explore the evidence of the empty tomb, the witness of the Roman soldiers, the testimony of the women, and proofs of our Lord’s Resurrected Body! Celebrate Easter in a dynamic way this year! Alleluia! Christ is Risen!
Book Study of “Letter and Spirit: From Written Text to Living Word in the Liturgy” – Jan/Feb 2016
For both Christians and Jews, the texts of the Bible are not simply records of historical events. They are intended, through public recitations in churches and synagogues, to bring listeners and readers into the sweeping story of redemption as it unfolds in the Bible. Focusing on the Eucharist, Dr. Hahn describes how God’s Word is meant to open our eyes to the life-giving power of the sacraments, and how the liturgy brings about the “actualization” of the saving truths of Scripture.
The Royal Wedding : The Theology of Advent as coming of the Bridegroom – Advent 2015
Christ is coming to wed His Bride, the Church. Advent unfolds for us doing these four weeks a great mystery of a Royal Wedding. From the heralding of His Coming, to the arrival of the “Best Man” St. John the Baptist, to the beautiful Rorate Eucharist, and His arrival at Midnight, Advent is a captivating encounter for our royal wedding to Jesus Christ. Come celebrate Advent anew!
Book Study of “Being Christian” by former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams – Oct/November 2015
“Who better than Rowan Williams to be our teacher about the essentials of Christianity! In this clear, accessbile exposition, we get Williams at his best – worldly wise, pastorally gentle, grounded deeply in tradition, acutely alert to the real world of violence where God indwells. Williams ushers us more deeply into our best discernment of the Christian life.” – Water Brueggemann
Bible Study on the Acts of the Apostles – Eastertide 2015- Fall 2015
There is no better way to celebrate Easter than to proclaim the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the Dead as did the Early Church, clearly depicted in the Book of the Acts of the Apostles by St. Luke the Evangelist. We will walk chapter by chapter through this great book of the Bible and explore its history, theology, and liturgy contained there in. Alleluia! Christ is Risen!
The Liturgies and Rituals of Holy Week and the Paschal Triduum – Lent 2015
Holy Week and the Sacred Three Days (Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Easter Vigil/Easter Sunday) are the high points of our liturgical life as Christians. During Lent, we will walk through this beautiful and meaningful liturgies, discussing its theology, prayers, customs and beauty meant to bring you into a deep and meaningful encounter with Christ, our Crucified and Risen Lord!