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We will study the music to be performed at the annual Festival of Carols at Goshen College on December 2, 3, and 4. Class guests may include some of the directors and student performers, as available.
We will examine the lives of a variety of inspirational men and women, inspired by Eric Metaxas' two books Seven Women, and Seven Men.
We will explore how Jesus related to his own family and his followers, including his mother Mary, Peter, Mary Magdalene, and "the beloved disciple." We will also consider how James the Lord's brother, the disciple Peter, and Paul the apostle got along with each other after Jesus' death and resurrection.
Over the past 100 years the concepts of life in retirement have changed, and the next 50 years will bring even more significant changes in how we experience these "golden years."
We will look at the early Christians attractions, note their stance of "patience," and tell stories of outsiders who found a home in their life and worship. We will make extensive use of early Christians writings and works of art.
The focus will be on active artists of the late 20th Century and early 21st Century. These active artists, some familiar and others less so, will be selected to represent a range of media, technique, subject matter, perspective, and national origin.
World War II touched the lives of millions, gave shape to the 20th Century, and is a popular topic among historians. But often the most compelling stories are found in local communities. With local documents and artifacts, Director Kelby and his staff from the Elkhart County Historical Museum will illustrate its effect on our own community.