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Summer Study: Books, Movies, and Theology

June 19, 2019 | 9:30 am11:00 am

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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until August 14, 2019

June 19, 2019
9:30 am – 11:00 am
Room 334
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June 19 – August 14, 2019 (No class July 10)
Wednesdays | 9:30 – 11:00 am | Room 334
Led by Rev. Phyllis Barren

This class will examine how God’s presence is always around us, and how God moves in and through our world — even through the books we read and the movies we watch! The group is open all summer, so come when you can for thought-provoking discussion and fellowship. Everyone is welcome!


June 19 | Movie Viewing: “I Can Only Imagine”
June 26 | Movie Discussion: “I Can Only Imagine”
July 3 | Book Discussion Part 1: “Because I Said I Would”
July 10 | No Class — VBS Week
July 17 | Book Discussion Part 2: “Because I Said I Would”
July 24 | Movie Viewing: “Green Book”
July 31 | Movie Discussion: “Green Book”
August 7 | Book Discussion Part 1: “Educated: A Memoir”
August 14 | Book Discussion Part 2: “Educated: A Memoir”


“Green Book” is the Academy Award-winning story of a working-class Italian-American bouncer who becomes the driver for an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South. They begin their trek armed with The Negro Motorist Green Book, a travel guide for safe travel through America’s racial segregation.
“I Can Only Imagine” is the inspiring and unknown true story behind MercyMe’s beloved, chart-topping song that brings ultimate hope to so many. This film serves as a gripping reminder of the power of true forgiveness.


“Because I Said I Would” by Alex Sheen is the international social movement at the forefront of shifting how the world views commitment and accountability. We all make promises constantly, but do we really mean what we are saying? What is the impact of a broken promise? And what happens to a life when a promise is honored?
“Educated: A Memoir” by Tara Westover is an unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University.
You will need to purchase/borrow your own books for the class.