Lenten Series Bible Studies

         “Jesus: His Times and Passion

            Our Lenten Series classes led by Ken Zanca on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, begins March 6 for five-weeks. The class will focus on such questions as "What Was the World of Jesus Like?" and "How Would He Have Understood Judaism?"  ALL members and friends of St. Andrew are welcome!

DATES:    Wednesdays, starting March 6 to Wednesday, April 3, 2019

WHERE:   In the Fellowship (Social) Hall of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church

TIME:   6:30 p.m.

                            "Christian Responses to Nazism and the Nazi State"       

              Our Christian Education Committee announces a change in the after Easter Adult Ed class. 

Beginning April 24 at 6:30 p.m., Tom Long will teach this five-week course. Come learn of the Prostestant and Catholic response to the rise of totalitarianism in Germany and explore "Where did the Christian faith have a role? 

DATES:    Wednesdays, starting April 24 to Wednesday, May 22, 2019

WHERE:   In the Fellowship (Social) Hall of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church

TIME:   6:30 p.m.

Topic: “Christian Responses to Nazism and the Nazi State”

              1st Session  Apr. 24

             (“Just a Bit of Background; Germany before the Nazi Era”)

              - the Rise of the Modern German Nation (1860-70) (power pt.)

              -World War I … and the infamous, Diktat! (p.p.)

              -the Great Depression: unemployment, starvation, and a weak Republic (p.p.)

              -the Rise of the Nazi Party “We’ve a got a solution!” (p.p.)

              -a Biography of Adolf Hitler (p. p.)

              2nd Session   May 1  (Protestantism and Protestant Churches in Nazi Germany)

              -“Protestant Responses to Nazism and the Nazi State” (p.p.)

             -Local Protestant Parishes and Widely Divergent Responses to the Nazi State

                     during the “Church’s Struggle” (kirchenkampf) Period [1933-35])

             -“Was Martin Luther a Major Contributor to the Rise of Nazism?”

              3rd Session  May 8 (Catholicism in the Third Reich)

-the German Catholic Church in the 19th and early 20th Century: “Pushing back” on the ‘Iron Chancellor’s’ Construct of a ‘pro-Lutheran’ Empire”

-“Catholic Responses to Nazism and the Nazi State” (p.p.)

              -“Rome and Berlin” the Concordat of 1933” (hand out)

4th Session   May 15 (Vivid Reminders of Instituted Evils)

-the Final Solution” (Wannsee Conference of 1942)

-“Living Out Hitler’s Nightmarish Dream”: the Holocaust and campaigns against gays, the gypsies, Slavic gentiles, the mentally disabled and the physically handicapped) (docu.film)

              5th Session  May 22 (Bonhoeffer: a Prophetic Voice and Martyr)

              -(Dietrich) “Bonhoeffer” (theologian, pastor, Nazi resistor, a video)

              -Class Dialogue: “What can the western world do to prevent such collective brutality                                                        from ever occurring again?”