Older adults can participate in life-long learning classes at Eden Seminary starting this spring thanks to a new partnership between Eden Seminary, Webster University and Oasis. Classes begin in February and will feature instructors from Eden, Webster and Oasis covering topics ranging from religion and the First Amendment to Tennessee Williams. Classes will be held in the S.D. Press Education Center on the campus of Eden Seminary in Webster Groves.
Since 1984, Oasis has been a leader in continuing education and volunteer programs for people age 50+. This will be the newest location for Oasis programs, with other sites in Clayton , Kirkwood, Chesterfield and O’Fallon, MO.
Dr. David Greenhaw, President of Eden Theological Seminary, Dr. David Carl Wilson, Dean Emeritus and Professor of Philosophy at Webster and Oasis Founder Marylen Mann developed this partnership with the goal of creating high-level learning opportunities for adults age 50+ in the Webster Groves community.
Classes this season include:
Religion, Business and the Common Good
Dr. David Greenhaw, President of Eden Seninary
Religion and business can both be criticized for public and private harm. Both, however, can and should play a positive role. This session will review the contribution of both business and religion to the Common Good and propose that they can both be at their best.
Monday, Feb 22, 1:00-3:00
Leadership Secrets for Philosopher Kings and Queens
David Carl Wilson, Dean Emeritus and Professor of Philosophy at Webster
Enjoy an entertaining, thought-provoking and ultimately practical look at what philosophy can teach us about leadership.
Wednesday, Mar 9, 1:00-3:00
Meet the Author: Faith and Ferguson
Dr. Leah Gunning Francis
The events in Ferguson, Missouri after the shooting death of Michael Brown have animated a movement of change. The role of religious leaders in this movement is the subject of a recent book, Faith and Ferguson: Sparking Leadership and Awakening Community. Distilled from his book, Leadership Secrets for Philosopher Kings and Queens.
Thursday, Mar 17, 10:00-12:00
Religions as Maps of Reality
Monday, Mar 21, 1:00-3:00
Religion and the First Amendment
Wednesday, Apr 6, 1:00-3:00
Tennessee Williams: America’s Shakespeare
Tuesday, Apr 12, 10:00-12:00
Creative Writing Workshop
Tuesday, Feb 9, 23, Mar 8, 22, Apr 5, 19 and May 3, 17,
Fee: $91; Sessions: 8
To learn more click the class links above or call 314.862.4859, ext 24