Previous Topics

To give you a sense of who we are and where we've journeyed, here are some past topics.

Bible and Extracanonical
Odd Stories in the Bible
A History of the Bible (How the Bible developed)
The Book of Revelation
What the H! - A study on the concept of Hell from Hebrew Scriptures to present day
Heiros Gamos: The Masculine/Feminine Balance
Resurrecting Jesus: Embodying the Spirit of a Revolutionary Mystic by Adyashanti
Mary of Nazareth
Mary Magdalene  
Holy Cow! - the cow as sacred symbol throughout time, including Bible
Holy (Poop)! (Yes, yes, we did. A joke became an interesting study!)
Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas by Elaine Pagels 
The Gospel of Thomas: A Guidebook for Spiritual Practice by Ron Miller
Jesus: A New VIsion - Spirit, Culture, and the Life of Discipleship by Marcus J. Borg
Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes by E. Randolph Richards & Brandon J. O'Brien        
Christian History
The Ammas and the Abbas (Dessert Monasticism)
Celtic Spirituality and Saints
St. Nicholas
Bewitched: Our Troubled Past with Witches 
Amish Peace: Simple Wisdom for a Complicated World by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Interfaith
Solomon, Jesus, and Buddha
Hawaiian Spirituality
Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia  by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Faith Club: A Muslim, A Christian, A Jew-- Three Women Search for Understanding by Ranya Idliby and Suzanne Oliver.
A Perspective on Fasting: Discussing Ramadan with a Muslim Neighbor
A Season of Light: Advent, Hanukkah, Kwanza and Solstice 
Holy Week as Shamanic Initiation

Music
A History of Christmas Carols
African-American Spirituals
Chant

Peace and Justice
Jesus' Third Way
Peace Cranes
Preferential Option for the Poor
Towards the Healing of the Christian Legacy of Violence
Homosexuality in the Bible
Hand to Hand Haiti
Aids, Apartheid, and the Art of Resistance in South Africa
Honoring the Hag: Sacred Wisdom of the Crone

Retreats
The Vine and Wine, Otter Creek Winery in Johnstown, OH
Birds in the Bible, Audubon Center, Columbus, OH
Our Amish Neighbors, Amish Country, OH
Connecting with Creation, Blacklick Woods, Reynoldsburg, OH
Scrapbooking Our Faith Journey, Scrap-N-Country, Pickerington, OH

Spirituality
Putting on the Mind of Christ (Faith Development)
The Critical Journey (Faith Development)
The Dark Night of the Soul 
Having an Epiphany: The 'Aha!' of Faith
Unopened Letters From God: Using Biblical Dreams To Unlock Nightly Dreams by Rev, Robert L. Haden, Jr.
Myers-Briggs Spiritualities
When Religion Becomes Toxic 
Discerning God's Will Together: A Spiritual Practice for the Church by Danny E. Morris and Charles M. Olsen

Spiritual Practices
Prayer Beads
Zen Doodling
Doodle Prayers
Chi Gong
Contemplative Photography
The Aramaic Lord's Prayer 
The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible by A. J. Jacobs
Drumming
Mandalas
Journaling
Labyrinths 
Holy Smoke! (Incense/smudging)

Theology
A History of the Cross as Symbol
Resurrection Parallels and Theologies
Awake! Arise! - Easter as an Awakening
Visions and Visitors: Experiences around Death
Evil
At-one-ment/Attunement
The Divine Feminine
SHM: The Divine Name
Reincarnation
Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time by Marcus Borg
Eternal Life: A New Vision by John Shelby Spong




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