Fall/Winter 2018 – Session 2

November 4–December 16 (7 weeks)

Living as a christian in the modern world (Ministry House)

Our world is increasingly dominated by new technologies that are transforming communications, decision-making, transportation, and healthcare. How should Christians respond to these new technologies? What implications do increasingly capable machines have for humans created in the image of God? Our class will discuss a different aspect of these questions each week, exploring biblical principles and historical parallels and asking how we can use these ideas to help be a Christian witness in our world. Knowledgeable guests and a moderator in panel discussion will help answer questions each week.

Ron Netzel (Wheaton College, University of Illinois) works as a technology architect for Bank of America, where he has helped run and build technology for more than twenty years. He and Dee have a daughter, Sophie. Dee and Sophie help Ron think creatively about what it means to live as a Christian and how we can take our faith to a new world that, though radically different from our parents’ world, is no less in need of a Savior.

world christian history through biographies (Sanctuary)

This class uses biographies to highlight the great shift in world Christianity from a predominately Western to a majority non-Western faith. Each week includes a capsule account of major Christian developments in a specific region of the world. But the main emphasis will be on exploring the biographies of exemplary, but little-known, believers from that part of the world.

Carolyn Nystrom spent much of her career as a working writer and some-time editor. “A career highlight was working with Mark and Maggie as we studied together the lives of the little-known Christian leaders who are the subject of this class.”

Mark Noll is a retired history professor who has been privileged to teach courses in the history of world Christianity at Wheaton College, the University of Notre Dame, and Regent College (Vancouver).

El Evangelio de Juan (Annette’s office, upstairs)

El Evangelio de Juan ha enriquecido la vida de los cristianos y cristianas a través de los siglos. Por ello, aquí proveemos una introducción a las secciones mayores y las temas y figuras más prominentes de cada capitulo. Reflexionaremos sobre las implicaciones del mensaje de este Evangelio para nuestra vida personal y comunitaria.

For this introduction to the Gospel of John in Spanish, we welcome those with even a basic knowledge of the language to join us. We will read together the text, paying attention to the main characters and theological themes. We will also discuss some implications of the message of the Gospel to contemporary life.

Carlos Sosa Siliezar was born and raised in Guatemala, Central America, and currently teaches New Testament at Wheaton College. He and his wife, Gaby, are recent new members of Immanuel. They have two sons, Scott and Daniel.


Adult Education Audio

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Winter 2019 – Session 3

January 6–February 10 (6 weeks)

how the book of job does and doesn’t comfort us (Ministry House)

Ron Haydon, Andy LePeau


Christians in Science: Conversations about faith and practice (Sanctuary)

Becky Eggimann, moderator


El Evangelio de Juan (location TBD)

Carlos Sosa Siliezar

Winter/Spring 2019 – Session 4

February 17–March 31 (6 weeks)

Hollywood’s Answers to Our Deep Questions (Ministry House)

Rev. John Schuurman


Rejoicing in the Holy Spirit (Sanctuary)

Gary and Cathy Deddo


Spring 2019 – Session 5

April 7–May 19 (6 weeks)

The Gospel of Mark: Study, Meditation, and Prayer (Ministry House)

Jim Wilhoit and Andy Le Peau


Agreeing to Disagree: Christianity and Other Religions in Dialogue (Sanctuary)

Kent Richter