Winter Parish Academy Courses

Education classes for adults on multiple topics. Fr. Reid Hensarling, Dr. Alan Snyder, Linda Marichal, and Dr. Charles Hulin are the winter instructors.

Wednesday Evenings
January 9 - April 10, 2019
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Jesus Christ:

  • Savior And Lord
    The Rev. Dr. Reid Hensarling - John Classroom
  • Foundations of the Faith
    Linda Marichal - Mark Classroom
  • America’s Christian Heritage
    Dr. Alan Snyder - Luke Classroom
  • Celtic Saints and the Arts
    Dr. Charles Hulin - Moses Hall

Nurseries & Youth Programs Available During Class


teachers rhensarling 17Jesus Christ: Savior and Lord by Donald Bloesch

The Rev. Dr. Reid Hensarling

  • January 9 - Preface and Christ in Dispute
  • January 16 - The Plight of Humanity
  • January 23 - The Mystery of the Incarnation
  • January 30 - The Virgin Birth I
  • February 6 - The Virgin Birth II
  • February 13 - The Preexistence of Jesus
  • February 20 - Christ’s Atoning Sacrifice I
  • February 27 - Christ’s Atoning Sacrifice II
  • March 6 - No Class – Ash Wednesday
  • March 13 - Salvation in Evangelical Protestantism I
  • March 20 - Salvation in Evangelical Protestantism II
  • March 27 - Law and Gospel
  • April 3 - The Lordship of Christ in Theological History
  • April 10 - The Finality of Christ

alansnyder 18America’s Christian Heritage

Dr. Alan Snyder, Professor of History - Southeastern University

  • January 9 - America & Christian Faith: An Overview
  • January 16 - Pilgrims, Puritans, and Quakers, Oh My!
  • January 23 - A Great Awakening and It’s Impact
  • January 30 - Was the American Revolution Christian?    Is the Constitution Christian?
  • February 6 - Faiths of the First Presidents: Washington, Adams, and Jefferson
  • February 13 - The Second Great Awakening & the Dominance of Evangelicalism
  • February 20 - Slavery, the Civil War, & the Question of Lincoln’s Faith
  • February 27 - Christian Testimonies in the Post-Civil War Era: James Garfield, Booker T. Washington, William McKinley, & John D. Rockefeller
  • March 6 - No Class – Ash Wednesday
  • March 13 - Theological Liberalism & America’s Dark Night of the Soul: Losing Our Faith?
  • March 20 - Billy Graham: Pastor of the Presidents
  • March 27 - The Whittaker Chambers Witness
  • April 3 - Integrity in the White House: Ronald Reagan & the Christian Restoration  
  • April 10 - American Christianity: Where Are We Now?

This course is open to everyone.


Linda2016soloChristian Foundations

Linda Marichal

This class aims to provide a grasp of the foundations, content, and consequences of the Christian faith – core information for all Christians. Loosely following the outline of the Apostle’s Creed, we will examine the central beliefs of Christianity, consider distinctions in understanding among denominations, and learn which ideas have been rejected by the universal Church. The text book attempts to avoid any denominational bias, treating all traditional Christian positions with respect. However, this class gives pride of place to the Anglican understanding where appropriate.

  • January 9 - Introduction
  • January 16 - Faith
  • January 23 - God
  • January 30 - Creation
  • February 6 - Jesus
  • February 13 - Salvation
  • February 20 - Holy Spirit
  • February 27 - Trinity
  • March 6 - No Class – Ash Wednesday
  • March 13 - Church
  • March 20 - Sacrament
  • March 27 - Heaven
  • April 3 - The Christian Bible
  • April 10 - The Life of Faith

Who should attend? Everyone! New Christians and long-time Christians seeking to grow.


charleshulin15Celtic Saints and the Arts

Dr. Charles Hulin

  • January 9 - Sts. Mungo and Ita
  • January 16 - St. Anthony of Egypt
  • January 23 - St. Columba of Iona
  • January 30 - St. Brigid of Kildare
  • February 6 - St. Caedmon of Whitby
  • February 13 - Sts. Odran and Alban
  • February 20 - St. Walpurga
  • February 27 - St. David of Wales
  • March 6 - No Class – Ash Wednesday
  • March 13 - St. Patrick the Enlightener
  • March 20 - St. Cuthbert of Lindisfarne
  • March 27 - No Class - Spring Break
  • April 3 - St. Kevin of Glendalough
  • April 10 - St. Brendan the Navigator

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