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Scholarship Information 2017

Covenant agreement for 2017-18 year

Syllabus for 2017-2018

Wisconsin Conference Lay Academy Schedule

Faith Foundations – Year 2
Fridays 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm and Saturdays 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Year 2, 2017-2018
September 8-9 – Christian Spiritual Practices – Rev. Jane Redmont
November 3-4 – New Testament Part 1 – Dr. Karl Kuhn
January 19-20, 2018 – New Testament Part 2 – Dr. Karl Kuhn
March 2-3 – The Church at Work in History – Ben Menghini
April 27-28 – An Exploration of World Religions – Kevin McConeghey

Please let Nola know if you will miss a session. She will also handle any changes to the rooming list at the hotel; please don’t call the hotel yourself (but do let Nola know if you will miss a class so she can cancel your room!)

Book list

For September (Jane Redmont) 

  1. Virgilio P. Elizondo and Timothy M. Matovina, San Fernando Cathedral: Soul of the City (Read the entire book) This book will provide a glimpse into Hispanic Spirituality and Expression
  2. Jane Redmont, When in Doubt, Sing: Prayer in Daily Life (Read Ch. 1, 2, 5, 6, 15, 16, 23, 24, 27)
  3. James Cone, The Spirituals and the Blues (Ch. 2, 3 and 4) These chapters will be scanned and sent to you. You do not NEED to purchase this book, but feel free if you are curious.
  4. Selected Readings from Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer – Sent in a word document; check your email
  5. Also, please share the following links with folks. These are all links to YouTube. They include excellent renditions by Paul Robeson and Mahalia Jackson (among others) and will be good to accompany the readings from Cone’s book.  I recommend listening to them attentively, not while reading but before and/or after. They will provide an embodied musical companion to the book chapters.

“O Freedom”:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JR08QzzD-VI
“Balm in Gilead”:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okl2XbTM7xM
another rendition of “Balm in Gilead”:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFMY4V7RdbU
“Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen”:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EJSkJlh_fg
“Follow the Drinking Gourd”:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjBZEMkmwYA
“Wade in the Water”:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRpzEnq14Hs
“Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel?”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcHT6XVFtRo
“Go Down, Moses” (“Let My People Go”):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtLcELU1brA
The Spirituals saw a great revival during the Civil Rights Movement, sometimes with the old lyrics, sometimes with new lyrics. This famous freedom song (which you may also remember hearing in the movie “Selma”) appears to have been adapted from the Spiritual “I Ain’t Gonna Let Ol’ Satan Turn Me Round”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPuBGcng6Tw

For November & January (Karl Kuhn)

  1. Introducing the New Testament by Mark Allan Powell
  2. Having Words with God: The Bible as Conversation by Karl Alan Kuhn

For March (Ben Menghini)

Church History: An Essential Guide by Justo Gonzalez

For April (Carolyn Roncolato):        

  1. Stephen Prothero, God is Not One
  2. Eboo Patel, Interfaith Leadership: A Primer

Other informational links

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Syllabus for 2017-2018

Questions about the program, assignments, or instructors? Contact Tisha

Questions about payments, hotels, administrative details, or logistics? Contact Nola

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