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.

DateInstructorTopic
September 8Marty MittelstadtIntroduction and Kick-Off
September 15Doug OlenaChapter 1a: You Are What You Love Slides :: Slides with notes
September 22Stan BurgessChapter 1b: You Are What You Love
September 29Marty MittelstadtChapter 2: You Might Not Love What You Think
October 6Bob BergChapter 2: You Might Not Love What You Think
October 13Lois OlenaChapter 3 – The Spirit Meets You Where You Are
October 20Lois OlenaChapter 3 – The Spirit Meets You Where You Are
October 27Rumy HristovaChapter 4 – What Story Are You In
November 3VolunteerChapter 4 – What Story Are You In
November 10VolunteerChapter 5 – Guard Your Heart
November 17VolunteerChapter 5 – Guard Your Heart
November 24Lois OlenaChapter 6 – Teach Your Children Well
December 1VolunteerChapter 6 – Teach Your Children Well
December 8Christie ToshChapter 7 – You Make What You Want
December 15Doug OlenaChapter 7 – You Make What You Want
December 22VolunteerOpen -- Christmas Theme
December 29Panera DayParty Yea!!! We will meet at 9 AM
in the Panera across from the Mall on Battlefield