April 19, 2014

TED (Tuesday Evening Dialogue)

Tuesday Evening Dialogue
2nd & 4th Tuesdays | 6:00pm | Heritage Room | potluck dinner & discussion | childcare provided until 8:30pm

Great fellowship. Yummy food. Lively conversation. Typically an interesting and provocative book is studied and discussed. Join us! [Click on the titles to view the expanded posts.]


 

 

TED Begins New Book about What Divides Good People 3/25

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On March 25, the Tuesday Evening Dialogue group will begin a fascinating study of THE RIGHTEOUS MIND, a new book by Johnathan Haidt. Haidt has done the seemingly impossible: challenged conventional thinking about morality, politics and religion in a way that speaks to everyone on the political spectrum. He explains why liberals, conservatives and libertarians have such different feelings about right and wrong and attempts to give readers the key to understanding the miracle of human cooperation. If you’re ready to trade in anger for understanding, come join the ‘readers and eaters’ to learn some revelations about human nature and share your thoughts about achieving peaceful resolution. Copies of the book are available in the office for $9.00 each, cash or check with “TED Book” in the memo line. Questions: Dottie Dwyer 378-5159 Jjdwyer@charter.net or Mary Jo Cannon 469-3485MaryJo991@aol.com. We gather in the Heritage Room at 6:00pm for potluck dinner and discussion concluding at8:00pm. Invite a friend. Everyone welcome!

Tuesday Evening Dialogue The Future of Faith 11/26

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Tuesday Evening Dialogue The Future of Faith

2nd & 4th Tuesdays | 6:00pm | Heritage Room | Childcare provided

We are reading The Future of Faith by Prof. Harvey Cox of Harvard Divinity School. Books are available in the church office for $11.00 each, checks made payable to Parkway UCC with “TED book” in the memo line.

 

Cox posits that faith is a deep-seated confidence whereas belief is more like opinion. What do you think?

 

Come join the group as we consider Cox’s thesis. All are welcome and bring a friend or two. Childcare is provided.

Tuesday Evening Dialogue—Does Christian Faith have a Future?

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2nd & 4th Tuesdays | 6:00pm | Heritage Room | Childcare provided

The Future of Faith by Prof. Harvey Cox of Harvard Divinity School is the new book selection for Tuesday Evening Dialogue (TED) beginning October 8 with the group gathering in the Heritage Room at 6:00pm for a potluck dinner followed by discussion of the first two chapters. Books are available in the church office for $11.00 each, checks made payable to Parkway UCC with “TED book” in the memo line.

Written in fall 2012, Prof. Cox believes that a fundamental distinction between faith and belief needs to be made though many would refute this. Cox posits that faith is a deep-seated confidence whereas belief is more like opinion. What do you think? 

Come join the group as we consider Cox’s thesis. All are welcome and bring a friend or two. Childcare is provided.

THE COST OF LIVING IN AMERICA

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Join us September 24!

 

2nd & 4th Tuesdays | 6:00pm | Heritage Room | Childcare provided

How much money does one need to “make it” in America today? And do you have to work two jobs to earn that amount? Participants in the TUESDAY EVENING DIALOGUE (TED) are looking into the subject this fall as they read Barbara Ehrenreich’s excellent book Nickel and Dimed. It is an eye-opening account of one writer’s foray into the world of subsistence living as she takes on a variety of minimum wage jobs to see if she truly can feed, house, clothe and provide the rock-bottom basics. Books are available in the church office for $8.00 each, checks payable to Parkway UCC with “TED book” in the memo line. Potluck supper followed by discussion at 7:00pm. All are welcome, childcare provided. The group is lively and fellowship is guaranteed along with some new ideas about life and its challenges. Questions? Dottie Dwyer | JJDwyer@Charter.net or Mary Jo Cannon | MaryJo991@aol.com.

TED new book: Take this Bread

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2nd & 4th Tuesdays | 6:00pm | Heritage Room | Childcare provided

Take This Bread: A Radical Conversion by Sara Miles is the book Tuesday Evening Dialogue (TED) will read next, through the end of July. Take This Bread tells the story of the author’s journey from atheist and secular restaurant cook and writer to Christian committed to feeding thousands of people in her San Francisco neighborhood.

The book is available in the church office for $12.00. TED will discuss it from 7:00 – 8:00pm following potluck at 6:00pm. Childcare provided. For more info contact Dottie Dwyer 314-821-6073 or jjdwyer@charter.net or Mary Jo Cannon 314-469-3485 or maryjo991@aol.com

Tuesday Evening Dialogue: Living From the Center

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We’d like to invite seekers of friendship, food and thought-provoking books to join us for TED in September! Our kickoff book this fall is Living from the Center, Spirituality in an Age of Consumerism by Jay McDaniel.

 

McDaniel, a Christian and religion professor, draws from our Christian tradition, from Buddhist thought and process theology, as well as nature and poetry. He offers a worldview that counters our culture’s consumerist pressures. He describes a spirituality based on wisdom, compassion, freedom and sustainability.

 

We have copies in the office for $15, or used books can be ordered from Amazon.com for less.

 

Bring an edible contribution and join us at 6:00pm for a potluck supper (always surprising and delicious) followed by conversation (always enlightening and sometimes heated) about our reading and about our lives. September TED nights are Sept. 11 and Sept. 25.

Not sure TED is for you? We provide childcare and would welcome you to come “check us out” or just drop in when you’re so moved

 

Dottie Dwyer, 314-821-6073, jjdwyer@charter.net

Mary Jo Cannon, 314-469-3485, maryjo991@aol.com

Sue Stolze, 314-275-9017, scstolze@sbcglobal.net

Tuesday Evening Dialogue

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Tuesday Evening Dialogue continues new book: Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life

2nd  & 4th Tuesdays | 6:00pm. | Heritage Room | potluck & discussion

Join us January 24 as we continue our study in chapters 1-2. In this thought-provoking book, author Karen Armstrong sets out a program that can lead us toward a more compassionate life. Join us on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays starting at 6:00pm with a pot luck in the Heritage Room.

Bring any kind of dish to share. Discussion at 7:00pm. Childcare is provided until 8:00pm. Questions? Dottie Dwyer 314-821-6073 jjdwer@charter.net or Florence Simonson 314-968-9696 resimonson@sbcglobal.net.

Tuesday Evening Dialogue: Saving Jesus from the Church

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2nd & 4th Tuesdays | 6:00pm. | Heritage Room | potluck dinner & discussion

Ever had the gut reaction that what you hear and read in the media as Christian sentiment and belief is not the Christianity you practice–but aren’t sure how to defend biblically what you practice? Tuesday Evening Dialogue will help you! If you are tongue-tied in the face of people and preachers who push self-righteousness, condemnation, personal salvation, and prosperity, you will find relief and blessing in the words of Rev. Robin  Meyers in Saving Jesus from the Church. Meyers has the credentials, the experience and the scholarship to back up his ardent pleas to find anew the Jesus who changed – and changes – people.

Even if you haven’t come before, jump in now. TED meets Nov. 8 when we discuss chapters 6 & 7.  Childcare is available until 8:00 pm.