Center for Faith and Culture offers flourishing classes


The Center for Faith and Culture's inaugural season of personal flourishing courses continue for the spring semester. Taught by local pastors and Jewell faculty on faith as it relates to literature, science, politics, the arts, music, health, finance and Biblical studies, sessions are four weeks each, offered on campus or at a Center for Faith and Culture partner congregation. One course is virtual.

Each class is unique, taught from the perspective of flourishing and faith from each faculty member’s discipline. Alumni and friends are welcome to participate. Classes are $45 each, or free for members of our four partner congregations and Jewell students and staff.

  • "Many Sacred Spaces: Encountering God Wherever We Are"
    The Very Rev. Dr. Andrew C. Keyse, Dean
    6:30-7:45 p.m. on Wednesdays, Jan. 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15

    Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral
  • "Beauty in the Beast – Artist as Outcast"
    Dr. Ron Witzke, Jewell Emeritus Professor of Music
    6:30-7:45 p.m., Wednesdays, Jan. 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15 

    Village Presbyterian Church
  • "Fallacies, F(ph)ysikos and Faith"
    Dr. Blane Baker, '86, Jewell Professor of Physics
    7-8:15 p.m., Tuesdays, Jan. 31, Feb. 7, 14, 21

    Country Club Christian Church
  • "Wonder: Renewing, Relational, and Perhaps Glimpse of God’s Character"
    Dr. Patricia Schoenrade, Jewell Emeritus Professor of Psychology
    6:30-7:45 p.m., Thursdays, Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23

    Second Baptist Church
  • "The Unanswered Question: Music as a Means of Processing and Reflecting the Human Experience"
    Dr. Ian Coleman, Jewell Professor of Music and Chair of Performing Arts
    6:30-7:45 p.m., Wednesdays, March 1, 8, 22, 29

    Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral
  • "Joy Even On Your Worst Days"
    Rev. Tom Are, Jr., Senior Pastor
    6:30-7:45 p.m., Wednesdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22

    Village Presbyterian Church
  • "Spiritual Flourishing: Lessons from Jesus and His Earliest Followers"
    Dr. J. Bradley Chance, Jewell Emeritus Professor of Religion
    6:30-7:45 p.m., Thursdays, March 9, 16, 23, 30

    Jewell Campus
  • VIRTUAL: "A Life Worth Living"
    Rev. Dr. Mike Graves, Country Club Christian Church Scholar in Residence
    7-8:15 p.m., Tuesdays, April 11, 18, 25, May 2