Theological: A New New Testament: Reopening the New Testament Canon
Dr. Stephen Moore, Professor of New Testament Studies
Stephen D. Moore, Professor of New Testament Studies at Drew Theological School, served as a member of the Council for a New New Testament, an interdenominational and interfaith group of eighteen scholars and spiritual leaders that also included two United Methodist bishops. Over a period of two years, the council discussed which among the many gospels, letters, apostolic narratives, and apocalypses produced by early Christians belong in the New Testament alongside the familiar twenty-seven books. The council eventually voted on ten new books to be added to the twenty-seven. This expanded New Testament has been published as A New New Testament (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013). In his seminar, Prof. Moore will first provide an overview of the three-hundred year process that resulted in our traditional New Testament, and then introduce the ten new books included in A New New Testament. These books include the Gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of Mary, the Acts of Paul and Thecla, the Letter of Peter to Philip, and the Secret Revelation of John.
Spirituality: The Enneagram: Unveiling Your Potential & Your God
Wendy Whiteside, Certified Instructor in Spiritual Formation
The Enneagram is a system of nine personality types that reveals human motivation. It’s surprisingly fun to learn because things that used to be mysteries about yourself, others and your relationship with God become obvious and clear. Insight leads to new possibilities. The Enneagram unveils patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving with remarkable accuracy. With knowledge of Enneagram type, people understand each other and can become more compassionate and effective in relationships. By using the Enneagram as a starting point, you will find a refreshing and innovative way to discover your full human potential and your relationship with God.