Cafe: Adult Sunday School     9 - 10 AM

Everyone is welcome at TLC’s Café (aka grownup Sunday School). We study the Bible and how God’s word applies to our lives today. Join us downstairs, in the café, which is next to the kitchen.

Questions are encouraged. We look at different translations of the Bible, the historical and societal context of when the Bible was written, and protestant teachings from other denominations (some of us weren’t raised in the Lutheran church).

We always have coffee!

 

New to the café is a lending library of the book-club reads as well as other Christian books and Bible-study resources. Please look for the “Lending Library” signs on the book cases for books to share. Feel free to borrow at book anytime you're in the building.

Links & Docs for Discussion

April 10 Notes

Video: Nikole Hannah-Jones on the Case for Reparations

ELCA's Declaration to People of African Descent

 

TLC's Doin' the Work list of learning materials about white privilege, racism, and social justice.

Groups/Events working for racial justice:

Power - an interfaith action coalition with local chapters for Philadelphia and the surround metro area

April 3 (and March 27) Notes

 

Video: Systemic Racism in America

ELCA's Declaration to People of African Descent

 

TLC's Doin' the Work list of learning materials about white privilege, racism, and social justice.

Groups/Events working for racial justice:

Power - an interfaith action coalition with local chapters for Philadelphia and the surround metro area

History of Slavery & Main Line Faith Communities, sponsored by the regional Interfaith Racial Justice Group

March 20 Notes

ELCA's Declaration to People of African Descent

Video: Repairing the Breach: The Episcopal Church and Slavery Atonement

This introduction is free but precedes a documentary series on the slave trade in the North (for "rent").

March 13 Notes

ELCA's Declaration to People of African Descent

Video: Danger of a Single Story

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March 6 Notes

Into the Wilderness - study of mark 1:9-15

February 27 Notes

A look at the Beatitudes - comparing the different versions from Matthew and Luke 

February 20 Notes

The Lord's Prayer dialogue continues ...

Christian Art Steeped in White Supremacy

Forgive us our what?

Paul's Letters & Modern Race Relations

 
February 13 Notes

The Lord's Prayer dialogue continues with a look at Jewish roots, and Gentile influences, as well as changes over the first four centuries. Also a comparison between Matthew and Luke and the influence of the Qumran community northwest of the Dead Sea in what is called the West Bank.

 

How do we "see" Jesus?

What did Jesus really look like?

The 7 Oldest Paintings of Jesus

Christian Art Steeped in White Supremacy

Codex Vaticanus

February 6 Notes

Debts, Trespasses, Sins - English translations for the same Bible Words. Which one is most compelling? Which does faith teach, or Jesus mean? What do we mean when we pray that our debts be forgiven, or sins, for that matter? Open discussion in Cafe. 9 a.m. Sunday.

From Bible Odyssey: The Lord's Prayer

January 30 Notes

From Bible Odyssey: The Love Passage (1 Corinthians 13)

January 23 Notes

From Bible Odyssey: How was the Bible formed?