Children of Abraham Discussion Series Starts June 22

   Dr. Harry Wade, retired history professor from TAMUC and active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Commerce, will lead a six week series of discussions based on the book Islam: A Short History, by Karen Armstrong.

   The book was a New York Times bestseller when it came out in 2002. Armstrong has written more than a dozen books about religion and issues of faith. Participants will be expected to read from 25 to 30 pages per week and be prepared to talk about what they read in class.

   Classes will meet on Monday nights at the church from 6:30 to 8 o'clock starting June 22 and ending Aug. 3.  Dr Wade is willing to lead discussions about an additional book or books after this initial series during what remains of the summer. 

   Professor Wade decided, after the horror of 9/11, that as a historian he owed it to his students to provide them with historical background in order to place recent events into a broader context.  We stand to gain from Dr. Wade's three months of focused research in 2001 and the study of more than thirty books on the topic since then.  This is a rare opportunity to learn more about a religion practiced by almost a quarter of the world's population from a Christian point of view. 

 

Teach the Preacher

On most Tuesday mornings (check the church calendar or call the church office) at 9 a.m., Rev. Krista Rasco meets with a group of interested people (everyone invited) to talk about the previous Sunday's sermon and to look ahead to the scripture verses on which she will base her upcoming Sunday Sermon. This group meets in Felllowship Hall.