Adult Forum: A Strong Tradition
premise that the Church needs to look more at its work through the eyes of the people and particularly the oppressed in
order to do God’s work on earth.
Ivan Adams was the facilitator for exploring the works of John Polkinghorne, the British physicist and priest. The
discussions centered on Polkinghorne’s belief that earth was not created out of randomness and that God and science,
even in quantum physics, could co-exist. Lent was filled with the talks of saints and perhaps a few sinners from scripture.
Deacon Deanna Sue Adams conducted a parish survey on what people from the Bible they would like to examine closer.
Mary Magdalene, Thomas, and Judas were just a few of the people discussed. Much of the conversation centered on
misperceptions and new interpretations of their lives from other scholars.
Another Adult Forum series concentrated on the Oxford Movement. The Oxford Movement is one of the most critical
periods of the Church’s history and retains an important influence on the Church today. Participants will view the
beginnings and reasons for the movement as well as looking at some of the most important individuals in the movement.
Adult Forum remains an important element in the life of St. Michael’s. Participants seldom agree on everything and
various views on the topics are always welcomed. Attendance for Adult Forum is nearly 50% of those attending the
Sunday Eucharist. Please join us in these thought provoking discussions and keep the St. Michael’s tradition alive.
St. Michael’s continues it strong tradition of invigorating and challenging adult
religious education classes. Topics change during the year and have included the
study of Liberation Theology, The theology of food in the Bible, and Stealing
Christianity. Participants often disagree and various views are always welcomed.
For example participants offered a variety of strong opinions regarding the study
of Liberation Theology. Dave Seiter led the parishioners in exploring Gutierrez's