Current Classes

For the Good of Goshen

Allan Kauffman

Class begins 8/24/2021, ends 9/2/2021

Aug. 24, 26, 30, Sept. 2 | 2-3:30 p.m.

What does it take to create a community you’re proud to call home and how do local organizations and businesses contribute to that? What are elements that help drive Goshen’s growth and create a healthy community? You’ve heard it said “It takes a village to raise a child.”...

Be Calm and Gamelan

Marcia Yost

Class begins 9/13/2021, ends 9/22/2021

Sept. 13, 15, 20, 22 | 10-11:15 a.m.
Classes at the Goshen College Union Building.

The Nyai Oyer Gamelan will be the topic and the instruments that will be the focus of this class. You will learn about this gamelan’s journey to Goshen and also how to play and enjoy the music of the Indonesian Gamelan. You can...

Galileo, Darwin, Fauci, Collins: Can Science and Religious Faith Cohabit?

Duane Kauffman

Class begins 9/28/2021, ends 10/7/2021

Sept. 28, 30, Oct. 5, 7 | 2-3:30 pm

Are vaccines safe? Are the Genesis 1 and 2 accounts compatible with science? Did Darwin make religious faith unnecessary? Why are some people of Christian faith leery of, if not hostile toward, science and scientists?

In the first session we will address the characteristics of...

Discovering Voices Together

Adam Tice, Bradley Kauffman, & Eleanor Kreider

Class begins 10/7/2021, ends 10/28/2021

Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28 | 7 p.m.

Explore the newly-released Mennonite hymnal, Voices Together, a resource full of songs and worship materials from around the world and across the centuries. What does it mean for a single book to serve a diverse denomination across the US and Canada? How were songs, prayers, readings, and even...

Film Series

Ervin Beck

Class begins 10/12/2021, ends 11/2/2021

Oct. 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2 | 1-4 pm

Four film-goers will present and lead discussions of favorite films. Oct. 12: Adrienne Nesbitt, Inside Out (95 min.), a Pixar animation of a 5-year old girl’s outer and inner life. Oct. 19: Ervin Beck, Grand Budapest Hotel (100 min.), a comic adventure in Eastern Europe between the World...

Nov. 8, 10, 15, 17 | 10-11:30 am.

Most of us are familiar with the 27 books of the New Testament, the Christian “canon” accepted by the Church as the authentic word of God. We have seldom heard about a huge body of texts known as “apocryphal” or extracanonical because they were condemned as untrue, fake, or...

Christmas Traditions: GC Festival of Carols

Marcia Yost

Class begins 11/29/2021, ends 12/2/2021

Monday, Nov. 29 | 10 a.m.
Jennings Auditorium

Wednesday, Dec. 1 | 10 a.m.
Goshen College Music Center

Thursday, Dec. 2 | 4 p.m.
Goshen College Music Center (dress rehearsal)

Through this class you...