Adult Education Lectures Audio
To download the audio recordings of past classes, please click on the highlighted titles below:
Appreciating and Discerning the Holy Spirit in the Christian Life, Haverkamp Room
Dr. Anthony Tambasco, professor of theology, Georgetown University.
Week One: “The Spirit Brings Us the Mind of God”
Week Two: “The Love of God Is Poured into Our Hearts through the Spirit”
Week Three: “The One Spirit Forms the One Body of Christ”
Week Four: “The Spirit Renews the Face of the Earth”
Week Five: “Discerning the Spirit”
A Conversation About Heaven and Hell (With a Theologian and Minister!), December 18, 2011 with Dr. Christopher Morse, Professor of Theology at Union Theological Seminary, New York, and Dr. Larry R. Hayward, Pastor
Dr. Morse, a former teacher of Dr. Larry R. Hayward, spoke with Dr. Hayward about heaven and hell, drawing from Dr. Morse's book, The Difference Heaven Makes: Rehearing the Gospel as News. Audio
Dr. Hayward delivered a series of five sermons, called Heaven Today, that also drew from Dr. Morse's book. Please click on the links below to read the text of each sermon.
Heaven Today: What Comes to Mind? May 1, 2011 Text
Heaven Today: What Do We Believe? May 22, 2011 Text
Heaven Today: What Is Real? May 29, 2011 Text
Heaven Today: What Do We Do Differently? June 12, 2011 Text
Heaven Today: For What Can We Hope? June 19, 2011 Text
The Authority of the Bible, December 1, 2011, with Dr. Larry R. Hayward
A presentation to the DISCIPLE Adult Bible Study Class on 12/1/11, based on the article “Authority of the Bible,” by Phyllis Trible, in New Interpreter’s Study Bible: New Revised Standard Version with the Apocrypha (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2003), pages 2248-2254. Audio
Parables in Matthew for Advent Reflection, November 27 - December 11, 2011 with Dr. Anthony Tambasco, Professor of Theology, Georgetown University.
Listen to reflections on the parable stories Jesus told which move us from his Jewish roots to faith in Jesus as The Christ or Messiah and point us to his Final Coming, and especially to the key parable of the sheep and the goats,which summarizes all of Jesus' parabolic teaching. Week 1 Audio Week 2 Audio Week 3 Audio
Responding to Cataclysms: Examples from Earth's Past, November 6, 2011 with Dr. Victor Zabielski, Geology Department Chair, Northern Virginia Community College.
The geologic record shows ancient Earth had many global cataclysms and climate changes, but has been relatively stable for 10,000 years. Most scientists believe we are beginning a new phase of major climate change. What can we learn from the past to help us with the future of our planet? Audio
The Kingdom of God in America: A Fresh Look at H. Richard Niebuhr's Depression-era Classic, Sept. 11, 18, 25 and Oct. 2, with Dr. Bruce Douglass, Professor of Political Science, Georgetown University.
These lectures examined former Yale professor H. Richard Niebuhr's theological and sociological views of America's place in history in his now classic 1938 book, in light of the many changes in the U.S. and return to difficult economic times.
Week 4 Audio
Parables in Matthew in Light of the Resurrection, May 1 and 15, 2011. Dr. Anthony Tambasco, Professor of Theology, Georgetown University. Dr. Tambasco examined parables as a call to discipleship with their stress on justice and mercy. Week 1 Audio - Part 1, Part 2 Week 2 Audio - Part 1, Part 2
Report from Moi's Bridge, May 8, 2011
Hear Larry and Maggie Hayward's assessment of the work WPC does at the United Orphanage and Academy, as well as related work in other parts of Africa, based on their February trip. Audio
Different Views of Christ's Atonement and Resurrection, March 27 – April 10, 2011. Mr. Jeffrey Hensley, Master of Theology, Yale University; Director of Development, The Internet Society.
For 2000 years Christians have been trying to understand the meanings of Christ's Atonement for our sins and Resurrection after His death. Jeff Hensley looked at various perspectives to help us with our own understandings of these mysteries, discussing atonement on March 27 and Resurrection on April 10. March 27 Audio April 10 Audio
Reformed Theological Perspectives on Global Pentecostalism, April 3, 2011. Dr. John Lee, Associate Pastor, Korean Presbyterian Church of Rockville; Member, Reformed Institute's Company of Teachers
Dr. Lee spoke about the appeal and spread of Pentecostalism, the fastest growing kind of Christianity in the world. He offered theological perspectives on Pentecostal, charismatic Christianity from a Reformed Protestant point of view.
Luther, the Christian Tradition, and the Birth of Secularism, March 20, 2011. Dr. Jacques Berlinerblau, Professor of Jewish Civilization, Georgetown University
Reformer Martin Luther is one of the major architects of modern secularism. Luther's On Secular Authority is a pivotal document between the early Christian thought of Paul and Augustine; and the later thought of Locke, Jefferson, and Madison, through whom Luther's influence became part of American history. Audio
Opportunities in Cross-Cultural Encounters, February 27 – March 13, 2011. Rev. Jacques Hadler, Adjunct Professor, Virginia Theological Seminary
In our multi-cultural society, we encounter people from other cultural and religious backgrounds in churches, schools, stores, hospitals, retirement homes, offices, as household help, etc. How can we foster communication and assimilation, using cross-cultural opportunities for personal and faith development?
Explore the dynamics of grief and loss in human experience, the religious beliefs and practices that help us deal with them, and move toward healing. Also learn how to speak to and help others when they suffer losses, with the support of the church as a community of care. Week 1 Audio Week 2 Audio
Grief, Loss and Christian Faith, January 23 and 30, 2011, Dr. Joyce Mercer, Professor of Practical Theology, Virginia Theological Seminary
Advent Lectures on Celtic Spirituality: Ancient Traditions for Modern Times, December 5 and 12, 2010, Dr. Anthony Tambasco, Professor of Theology and Dean of Graduate Studies at Georgetown University
Delve into the origins, emphases, and timeless influences of Celtic spirituality. Explore elements, lessons and practices adaptable for contemporary Christians. Week 1 Audio
Week 2 Audio
Reinhold Niebuhr: American Power in Theological Perspective, complementary courses led by Dr. Bruce Douglass and Dr. Larry Hayward. George Kennan, Martin Luther King, Jr., Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama claim his influence on their philosophies.
Dr. Douglass led a Sunday morning class September 19 - October 10, 2010. These sessions provide a theological grounding for Niebuhr's thought. Listen to this sessions which will provide a background for Larry Hayward's class.
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Dr. Hayward led a Sunday evening class from 4:30 -5:50 p.m. October 17 - November 21, 2010. These sessions discussed articles published by Reinhold Niebuhr in The New Republic during the 1950s and 1960s.
October 24 Article
October 31 Article
November 7 Article
November 14 Article
November 21 Article
The Intersection Between Church and State, November 21, 2010, Jeffrey Hensley, M.A., Yale University
Examine classic approaches Christians take to complex relations between culture and religion, particularly those identified by philospher H. Richard Niebuhr, evaluate their strengths and weaknesses in light of the 21st century, and discuss how our Reformed tradition might help chart a way forward in contemporary contexts of church - state relations and issues. Audio
Conscience and Authority in the Christian Life, Dr. Patricia Lyons, teacher of religion and ethics, St. Stephen and St. Agnes Upper School, October 24 - November 14 (except November 7), 2010. A survey of Protestant and Catholic concepts of conscience, its role in decision-making, and additional sources of moral authority.
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What is the World Coming to?: Recent Global Environment Catastrophes, November 7, 2010, Dr. Victor Zabielski, Professor, Geology, Northern Virginia Community College.
Look at the whys and wherefores of seemingly increasing environmental disasters, such as earthquakes, floods, storms, volcanoes and more. What roles might humanity play in cause and response? Audio
The New Atheism, a lecture on modern-day atheism, which is rooted in ignorance of religion, and therefore different from earlier informed atheism which rejected religious knowledge, by Dr. John Haught, Georgetown University, September 12, 2010. Audio
Pivotal Points in the History of Christianity Dr. Anthony Tambasco, Professor of Theology at Georgetown University, April 11 - May 16, 2010. Tambasco describes the shifts in thinking that caused decisive changes and transformative moments in Christian history, impacting church leaders struggling to define what it means to be Christian.
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Use and Abuse of the Bible in Today's Politics Dr. Jacques Berlinerblau, Georgetown University, March 21, 2010.
Why Not Be Reformed: The Reformed Tradition Through The Eyes Of Its Critics. Examine the important criticisms of Reformed beliefs and practices that have been made by opponents and the Reformed responses. The lecturer is Dr. R. Bruce Douglass, Professor of Political Science, Georgetown University, and Director of The Reformed Institute of Metropolitan Washington.
Week 1 Audio
Worship Well: Why Do We Worship the Way We Worship at Westminster? November 9 – 23, 2008, led by Dr. Larry R. Hayward, Senior Pastor, and Dr. Paul Stetsenko, Director of Music Ministries
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