February’s Adult Education contains two series.
February 1, 15: Paul Chapman will lead a conversation on exploring the themes of Radical Exegesis and the Subversive Jesus. These conversations will invite us to study the works of the Jesus Seminar, William Herzog, and Richard Rohr.
February 22 and March 1, 8: Jen Herbst leads a three-week series. As part of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation fellowship, Jen Herbst, Associate Professor of Law & Medical Sciences at Quinnipiac University School of Law, has been spent much of this school year looking at the role of the law and lawyers in improving public and community health.
Using law as a tool to keep communities healthy is hardly a new idea. A number of the laws we find in the Bible were put in place to promote public health.
We’ll spend three Sundays looking at some of these Biblical laws and comparing them to our current use of law to support healthy communities, whether in terms of improving food safety and security, providing safe housing, caring for the most vulnerable, preserving the environment, or limiting the spread of contagious diseases.