Current Classes

Folk Art

Ervin Beck

Class begins 9/12/2017, ends 9/21/2017

Sept. 12, 14, 19, 21; 2:00-3:30 We will consider rival understandings of folk art, as illustrated by objects owned by local residents. Day 1: Ervin Beck, definitions and examples. Day …

Selected ‘Neglected’ Old Testament Women

June Alliman Yoder

Class begins 9/25/2017, ends 10/4/2017

Sept. 25, 27 and Oct. 2, 4; 10:00-11:30 This class will encounter 11 women from the Old Testament. Many of the names we recognize, but we do not know much …

Seeing the Forest and the Trees: Merry Lea

Marcus Stoltzfus

Class begins 10/3/2017, ends 10/3/2017

Oct. 3; 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (day trip) Meet at Greencroft Community Center south entrance Get a first-hand look at the ecosystems and programs of Merry Lea Environmental Learning …

Finding Jesus in Jail

Cory Martin

Class begins 10/9/2017, ends 10/18/2017

Oct. 9, 11, 16, 18; 2:00-3:30 Is the criminal justice system broken? Is the church? This class will explore a proper relationship between our criminal justice system and the church. …

Immigration in the Age of America First

Richard R. Aguirre

Class begins 10/24/2017, ends 11/2/2017

Oct. 24, 26, 31, Nov. 2; 2:00-2:30 Through presentations and spirited conversation, we will examine immigration, one of the most complex and contentious issues facing the United States. Are we …

Ecclesiastes, the Bible’s Self-Help Book

Richard A. Kauffman

Class begins 11/6/2017, ends 11/15/2017

Nov. 6, 8, 13, 15; 10:00-11:30 Some ancient rabbis argued that the book of Ecclesiastes shouldn’t be included in the Bible because it lacks references to key biblical themes. Martin …

Behind the Scenes of the Festival of Carols

Mary Oyer

Class begins 11/27/2017, ends 12/4/2017

Nov. 27, 29, (Nov. 30 dress rehearsal), Dec. 4; 10:00- 11:30 The Goshen College Annual Festival of Carols consists of wide range of Christmas music – ancient and modern, familiar …

Do Your Part, be Water Smart!

Jordan Beehler

Class begins 12/5/2017, ends 12/14/2017

Dec. 5, 7, 12, 14; 2:00-3:30 Come learn about the water resources of Elkhart County! We’ll understand more about our watershed by identifying our important water resources – the rivers, …