Adult formation
Tuesdays @ 5:15 PM (Zoom only during the winter)


We are diving into St. Augustine’s Confessions, the first Christian autobiography. This is a great opportunity to learn more about someone whose writing and thinking had an enormous impact on the development of Christianity in its early centuries.

This series will be for 12 weeks. Each week we’ll listen at home to an hour of very engaging lecture on one of the chapters in St. Augustine’s autobiography, read the chapter ourselves, and come together via Zoom and in person to talk about it.

If you’re interested, obtain any translation of Augustine’s Confessions. The lecturers’ favorite is a translation by Maria Boulding (ISBN 1565484452), but any translation will do. In fact, during the study of Mark, it was enlightening to hear from multiple translations.

Find the audio lecture and lecture notes by clicking the link below. The folders listed refer to the sessions below.

SCHEDULE (subject to change!)
January 11 – Session 1
January 18 – Session 2
January 25 – Session 3
February 1 – Session 4
February 8 – Session 5
February 15 – Session 6
February 22 – Session 7
March 1 – Session 8
March 8 – Session 9
March 15 – Session 10
March 22 – Session 11
March 29 – Session 12

Books we have studied in the Past

-The Book of Joy, Lasting Happiness in a Changing World, by The Dalai Lama and The Right Reverend Desmond Tutu.

Breathing Under Water, By Richard Rohr

Lent, With Evelyn Underhill. Edited by G.P. Mellick Belshaw

Preparing for Christmas, Daily meditations for Advent, by Richard Rohr

-Toxic Charity, by Robert Lupton

-I See Satan Fall like Lightning, by Rene’ Girard.

-The Bible Challenge: Read the Bible in a Year, by Marek P. Zabriskie

Growing a Sustainable Soul, by Bob Flanagan

-The Gifts of Imperfection, by Brene Brown