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Literature, Philosophy, Religion

Bible Survey - Genesis to Revelation, Emphasis on End Time Events


with Ron Weiss

Calendar Jan 16, 2024 at 10:15 am, runs for 8 weeks

Course Description: The Bible is consistently a best-selling book and is recognized by Guiness World Records as being the best-selling book of all time, having sold as many as 7 billion copies. It is revered by billions but disputed by many others. It consists of 66 books that record much of the history and wisdom of the human race, written by people from all walks of life – from kings and priests to common fisherman. The stories and prophecies contained in the books of the Bible stretch back some 3,500 years. In this class, we will examine recent discoveries, archeological finds and historical research (The Dead Sea Scrolls, New Testament manuscripts dating back to within 24 years Jesus’ life, etc.) that provide compelling evidence to support the contents of both the Old and New Testaments, and hopefully give you the tools to help you unlock this book of the ages!

Notes: Be sure to bring a notebook

Class Leader Bio(s): Ron has earned Ed. D., MBA, and MST degrees with studies in Wildlife Management, Marketing, Project Management, Archaeology, Anthropology, Marine Biology, Ecology and Education. Over those years as a layman, he has taught Bible courses to teens and adults since 1970.

Brave New World and Other Socialist Utopias


with Robert Brim

Calendar Jan 17, 2024 at 10:15 am, runs for 8 weeks

Course Description: We will look at Aldous Huxley's Story of a Brave New World, written in 1932 and see how past and present events are drawing us into his Utopian nightmare.

Class Leader Bio(s): Bob Brim is a retired engineer and a veteran of the Vietnam War and wife Gina Brim is a retired school teacher/librarian.

Creative Writing: Imagine the Possibilities


with Claire Massey

Calendar Jan 18, 2024 at 1 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Course Description: Whether you are just beginning or a seasoned writer, come share your journal entries, poems, short stories, personal essays, memoir vignettes or ideas for projects in a supportive atmosphere that will inspire you to take your writing to the next level. We will explore resources for writers, strategies to help improve skills and exercises to keep you in practice long after class has ended.

Class Leader Bio(s): Claire Massey is a prose editor for The Emerald Coast Review and poetry editor for The Pen Woman magazine. Her work has been published in over forty journals of the literary arts and collected in her book, Driver Side Window. She has facilitated critique groups and led a workshop on short forms of prose. Vicki Kovach has taken and enjoyed nearly every creative writing class offered by CLL. She amuses herself by writing short stories and poetry for both adults and children. She has participated in an online writing group for the past two years.

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The Poetry We Didn’t Appreciate in School


with Catherine McIntyre

Calendar Jan 22, 2024 at 10:15 am, runs for 8 weeks

Course Description: Do you vaguely remember bits of poems and ideas from school? Do you want to revisit those ideas and re-read the classics to help you clarify your thoughts and communication before ‘time’s winge’d chariot draws near’? This class will read and discuss a few classics and a few you may not have encountered. Each participant can suggest their favorites.

Notes: Class will not meet on January 15. Be prepared to read, think, and discuss. Do not worry if you feel rusty, the point is to enjoy the great themes of literature now that we are mature enough to appreciate them.

Class Leader Bio(s): Catherine McIntyre retired from teaching international students at TAMU academic English so they could succeed in completing higher education in a US university. Themes of great literature connect cultures and all ages and build philosophically resilient thinkers, which is what she loves about teaching.

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