Current Study: Fall 2019
Jamie Smith's book You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit This survey of Jamie's book will be led by volunteers in the class.
From the Amazon summary:
You are what you love. But you might not love what you think.
In this book, award-winning author James K. A. Smith shows that who and what we worship fundamentally shape our hearts. And while we desire to shape culture, we are not often aware of how culture shapes us. We might not realize the ways our hearts are being taught to love rival gods instead of the One for whom we were made. Smith helps readers recognize the formative power of culture and the transformative possibilities of Christian practices. He explains that worship is the "imagination station" that incubates our loves and longings so that our cultural endeavors are indexed toward God and his kingdom. This is why the church and worshiping in a local community of believers should be the hub and heart of Christian formation and discipleship.
|September 8||Marty Mittelstadt||Introduction and Kick-Off|
|September 15||Doug Olena||Chapter 1a: You Are What You Love Slides :: Slides with notes|
|September 22||Stan Burgess||Chapter 1b: You Are What You Love|
|September 29||Marty Mittelstadt||Chapter 2: You Might Not Love What You Think|
|October 6||Bob Berg||Chapter 2: You Might Not Love What You Think|
|October 13||Lois Olena||Chapter 3 – The Spirit Meets You Where You Are|
|October 20||Lois Olena||Chapter 3 – The Spirit Meets You Where You Are|
|October 27||Rumy Hristova||Chapter 4 – What Story Are You In
|November 3||Marty Mittelstadt||Chapter 4 – What Story Are You In|
|November 10||Eric Friesen||Chapter 5 – Guard Your Heart|
|November 17||Diane Awbrey||Chapter 5 – Guard Your Heart|
|November 24||Geoff Sutton||Chapter 6 – Teach Your Children Well|
|December 1||Lois Olena||Chapter 6 – Teach Your Children Well|
|December 8||Christie Tosh||Chapter 7 – You Make What You Want
|December 15||Doug Olena||Chapter 7 – You Make What You Want
|December 22||Geoff Sutton||Advent Celebration Read Me before Sunday|
|December 29||Panera Day||Party Yea!!! We will meet at 9 AM
in the Panera across from the Mall on Battlefield