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Second Chances: Giving Them and Getting Them


Decatur, GA.— “Second Chances” is the theme for Columbia’s Spring Evening Lay School, with classes offered at First Presbyterian Church, Marietta, (Mondays April 11, 18, 25, May 2), and at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Atlanta, (Thursdays April 14, 21, 28, May 5). “As people of faith, when do we need and when are we offered second chances?” asks Linda Morningstar, associate director of Lifelong Learning. “In what ways are we called upon to give second chances to others? What makes it difficult? What makes it life giving? “Each week we will bring a different instructor to help us explore these questions together and to give Old Testament, New Testament, ethical, and pastoral perspectives. And, we’ll consider ways to put ‘second chances’ into practice.” Course leaders include faculty members Beth Johnson, J. Davison Philips Professor of New Testament, and Martha Moore-Keish, assistant professor of theology; Richard Blake, the seminary’s public service librarian, a student of the Hebrew scriptures, and an ordained minister of the Reformed Church in America; and Chris Moore-Keish, an ordained Presbyterian pastor with extensive hospital chaplaincy experience. Cost is $50 in advance, $55 at the door, or $45 for members of the host churches. For a brochure or to register, call 404-687-4577 or email Columbia Theological Seminary, located in Decatur, Georgia, was established in 1828 and is one of 10 theological institutions of the Presbyterian Church (USA). 

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