Previous Topics & Texts Studied

1978-79 Gospel of Matthew
1979-80 Gospel of John
1980-81 Gospel of Luke
1981-82 Acts of the Apostles
1982-83 Romans, and I and II Corinthinas
1983-84 Hebrews, and Revelation
1984-85 Matthew (Little Rock Scripture Study Series = LRSS)
1985-86 Genesis and Exodus (LRSS)
1986-87 Gospel of Mark, Samuel I and II (LRSS)
1987-88 Isaiah and Jeremiah (LRSS)
1988-89 Gospel of John
1989-90 Gospel of Luke (LRSS)
1990-91 Acts of the Apostles (LRSS)
1991-92 Galatians and Romans (LRSS)
1992-93 Genesis (LRSS)
1993-94 Exodus (LRSS)
1994-95 Gospel of Matthew (LRSS)
1995-96 Gospel of John (LRSS)
1996-97 Psalms (LRSS)
1997-98 Isaiah (LRSS)
1998-99 Overview of the Bible (Scriptures from Scratch), and Women in the Bible (Women in the New Testament, by Irene Nowell, OSB, Liturgical Press, 1997)
1999-2000 The Apocalypse and the Third Millennium, by George T. Montague, SM (Servant Publications, 1998), and Consider Jesus, by Elizabeth Johnson (Crossroad, 1991)
2000-2001 God of Evolution, by Fr. Denis Edwards (Paulist Press, 1999), and The Good News According to Luke, by Richard Rohr, OFM (Crossroad, 1997)
2001-2002 Tomorrow’s Catholic, by Michael Morwood (Twenty-third Publications, 1997), and And Now I See: A Theology of Transformation, by Fr. Robert Barron (Crossroad, 1998)
2002-2003 The Unhealed Wound: The Church and Human Sexuality, by Eugene Kennedy (St. Martin’s Press, 2001), and Heart of Flesh: A Feminist Spirituality for Women and Men, by Joan Chittister (Erdmans Publishing, 1998)
2003-2004 Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time, by Marcus Borg (Harper, 1994), and Jesus in the New Universe Story, by Fr. Cletus Wessels (Orbis, 2003)
2004-2005 Homosexuality in the Church: Both Sides of the Debate, edited by Jeffrey Siker, Professor of Theological Studies, Loyola Marymount University, and Jesus and the Nonviolent Revolution, edited by André Trocmé and Charles Moore (Orbis, 2004)
2005-2006 A Biblical Spirituality of Exile: “Theirs” and “Ours”, a series of lectures based on relevant Biblical passages, by Daniel Smith-Christopher, Ph.D., Professor of Theological Studies and Director of Peace Studies at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles Spirituality of the Beatitudes: Matthew’s Vision for the Church in an Unjust World, by Michael Crosby, OFM, Cap. (Orbis, 2005)
2006-2007 Religion in Exile: A Spiritual Homecoming , by Diarmuid O’Murchu (New York: Crossroad, 2000). The author, a priest and social psychologist living in London, lectures internationally. Radical Optimism: Practical Spirituality in an Uncertain World, by Beatrice Bruteau (Sentient Publications, 2002)
2007-2008 Imaging Life After Death: A Love That Moves the Sun and Stars, by Kathleen Fischer (New York: Paulist Press, 2004) Jesus Today: A Spirituality of Radical Freedom, by Albert Nolan (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2006)
2008-2009 The Heart of Christianity: Rediscovering a Life of Faith, by Marcus J. Borg (HarperCollins, 2003)) The Last Week: What the Gospels Really Teach About Jesus’s Final Days in Jerusalem, by Marcus J. Borg & John Dominic Crossan (HarperOne, 2007)
2009-2010 “The Emerging Church,” viewing and discussion of selected video clips by leading authorities such as Richard Rohr, Ken Wilber, Thomas Keating, and others Things Hidden: Scripture as Spirituality, by Richard Rohr (Saint Anthony Messenger Press, 2008)
Fall 2010-Wi/Spr 2011 A People’s History of Christianity…, Diana Butler Bass’s “modest but powerful insight” into the often untold chapters of Church history. The Naked Now: Learning to See as the Mystics See (Crossroads, 2009), by Richard Rohr
May 2011: How to be an Adult in Faith and Spirituality, with Dave Richo
Fall 2011-Wi /Spr 2012 Celtic Spirituality, using as our basic text J. Philip Newell’s Christ of the Celts: ‘The Healing of Creation’ Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life (Jossey-Bass, 2011), by Richard Rohr
May 2012: The Power of Coincidence: How Life Shows Us What We Need to Know, with Dave Richo
Fall 2012-Wi/Spr  2013 Integral Christianity: The Spirit’s Call to Evolve, by Paul R. Smith, based on models proposed by Ken Wilber A New Harmony: The Spirit, the Earth, and the Human Soul (Jossey-Bass, 2011), by John Philip
May 2013: How to Be an Adult in Love, with Dave Richo
Fall 2013-Wi/Spr  2014 Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life, by Karen Armstrong (2010), and Field of Compassion: How the New Cosmology Is Transforming Spiritual Life by Judy Cannato (2011)
May 2014: The Sacred Heart of the World, with Dave Richo
Fall 2014-Wi/Spr  2015 The Book of Forgiving, by Desmond Tutu and Mpho Tutu (2014), and It’s Really All About God: How Islam, Atheism, and Judaism Made Me a Better Christian, by Samir Selmanovic (2009)
May 2015: The Power of Grace: Recognizing the  Unexpected Gifts On Our Path, with Dave Richo
Fall 2015-Wi/Spr 2016 Eager To Love: The Alternative Way of Francis of Assisi, by Richard Rohr (2016), and A Religion of One’s Own: A Guide to Creating a Personal Spirituality in a Secular World, by Thomas Moore (2014)
May 2016:  When Catholic Means Cosmic: Opening To a Big-Hearted Faith, with Dave Richo
Fall 2016-Wi/Spr 2017 Sacred America, Sacred World: Fulfilling Our Mission in Service to All, by Stephen Dinan (2016), and The Rebirthing of God: Christianity’s Struggle for New Beginnings, by John Philip Newell (2014)
May 2017: When Mary Becomes Cosmic: A Jungian and Mystical Path to the Divine Feminine, with Dave Richo
Fall 2017-Wi/Spr 2018 The Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation, by Richard Rohr (2016), and Spiritual Ecology: The Cry of the Earth. A Collection of Essays, ed. by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee (2018)
May 2018: Everything Ablaze: Meditating On the Mystical Vision of Teilhard de Chardin, with Dave Richo
Fall 2018-Wi/Spr 2019 Heart Intelligence: Connecting with the Intuitive Guidance of the Heart, by Childre, Martin, Rozman, and McCraty (2016), and God of Love: A Guide to the Heart of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, by Mirabai Starr (2012)
May 2019: The Power of Coincidence: How Life Shows Us What We Need to Know, with Dave Richo
Fall 2019-Wi/Spr 2020 How to Live: What the Rule of St. Benedict Teaches Us About Happiness, Meaning, and Community, by Judith Valente (2018)

January 2020:
THE UNIVERSAL CHRIST: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope for and Believe, by Richard Rohr (2019)

May 2020:
Triggers: How we Can Stop Reacting and Start Healing, with Dave Richo

Fall 2020

September 2020:

Rev. Dr. Tim Burnette
Rev. Bart Tarman
Dr. Thomas Jayawardene
Rev. Steve Jacobsen
Dr. Dave Richo
Former Congresswoman Lois Capps
Georgia Noble
Nancy Edmundson
Fr. Jim Clarke