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Spring Quarter Community Classes

Classes
Classes are free and meet at Gutenberg College from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Please join us.

  • April 18 to May 2: Temptations of Jesus
    Larry BarberLarry Barber will present a three-week series on the temptations of Jesus from the Gospel of Matthew. The focus of the teaching will be to understand the nature of the temptations and how they relate to us.

    Larry has been employed by Charis Foundation since 1994, where he offers faith-based pastoral counseling. He has served as a pastor in both California and Oregon, and he currently facilitates community classes at Gutenberg College. Larry holds a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Biola University and an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from the Professional School of Psychological Studies in San Diego. In addition, he completed a rigorous two-year biblical exegesis program, “Scribe School,” at Peninsula Bible Church in Palo Alto, California. His teaching and writing focus on the Gospel and its relation to intellectual and emotional health and personal responsibility.

Book Discussions
Gutenberg also offers book discussions led by Gutenberg alumni. Participants will read and discuss a text chosen by an alumus. Book discussions are free and meet at Gutenberg College from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Please join us.

  • May 30. Toby Swanson will lead a discussion on The Technological Society by Jacques Ellul, which has played a central role in the Gutenberg curriculum for many years. The discussion will focus on chapters 1, 2, and the beginning of 5.

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At Gutenberg we hold two simultaneous convictions about truth seeking. First, freedom of inquiry is critical, and second, an authentic pursuit will lead toward God and Truth. In keeping with these convictions, community classes are intended to be a forum for exploration. They may or may not represent the beliefs and positions of Gutenberg College but are designed to explore topics of significance for our lives.

 

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Summer Institute 2017

2017 Summer Institute

Why do we suffer? How can we flourish? We humans have always asked such questions.

In times past, our culture embraced (or tolerated) a Christian worldview that provided a foundation for answering those questions: meaning and purpose derive from our transcendent Creator. Today, however, we live in a thoroughly secular era, and answers are hard to come by.

How did our culture end up here? How can a person of faith pursue a transcendent vision of life in such a culture? Gutenberg’s 2017 Summer Institute will explore such questions.

We’ll search passages from the Bible, from the classics, and from contemporary works to find timeless truths and practical ways for pursuing God and flourishing in a secular age.

 

Institute Details

(More details coming.)

When

July 27-29, 2017

Where

Gutenberg College
1883 University Street
Eugene, OR 97403

Cost

Before July 4*: $75 (Individual); $100 (Family); $35 (Student)
After July 4*: $90 (Individual); $125 (Family); $40 (Student)

*FINANCIAL AID: There are available limited financial aid packages for those who wish to attend. If you wish to apply, please contact the office.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: We can also offer reduced costs for volunteers. If you would like to volunteer, please sign up here (scroll to the bottom of the page, click the Summer Institute box, and click Apply).

CHILDCARE: If you are interested in childcare, please email for more information.

Registration

Go here to register. Or call the Gutenberg College office: 541-683-5141.

 

 

How to Support Gutenberg When You Shop

You can give to Gutenberg without donating your own funds. Here are two great ways:

AmazonSmile

eScripAmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Gutenberg College every time you shop—at no cost to you.

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets you enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The shopping experience is identical. You use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, wish list, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the eligible charitable organization of your choice. 100% of the donation amount generated from your eligible purchase will be donated, and there is no cost to the charitable organization or to you.

If you shop on smile.amazon.com using an internet browser on your desktop or laptop computer, your mobile phone, or your tablet, then your purchases of eligible products (tens of millions of them marked “eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on the detail pages) will result in donations. Purchases that are not made using an internet browser (for instance, using the Amazon Shopping App, Kindle Store, FireTV, Amazon Dash, or Amazon Echo) are not currently eligible for donations. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are also not currently eligible. The donation amounts generated by your purchases are combined with the donation amounts from all other customers who selected the same registered charitable organization, and each quarter the AmazonSmile Foundation gives them to the organization by electronic funds transfer.

On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), before you begin shopping, select Gutenberg College to receive donations from eligible purchases. AmazonSmile will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation. Go to smile.amazon.com for more details about this great way to support Gutenberg College.

The eScrip Program

eScripThe eScrip fundraising program coordinates with local and online merchants to help non-profit organizations. Up to 8% of what you spend on groceries, clothing, airline tickets, dining-out, and other items can be donated to Gutenberg.

For example, if you shop at Market of Choice, the store will donate 2% to 4% of the amount you spend on your monthly purchases. The larger your grocery bill, the higher the percentage that the store will donate.

For more information and to participate, go to www.escrip.com, where you can register to participate in eScrip by selecting the “Sign Up!” button. The website will take you through a few simple steps to register. When you are asked to “Select your school or nonprofit,” simply type “Gutenberg College.”

On the website, you will also find a list of participating local merchants or be able to shop online.

The eScrip program is administered by Electronic Scrip, Inc. (ESI), a registered corporation in the State of California. If you have questions about privacy and security, please read ESI’s privacy statement on the eScrip website.

 

“Righteous Sinners” Now an E-book

RS_Final“This book was born twenty-five years ago on a very bad night. As a young Christian (I converted at nineteen) I struggled greatly with the sin that was all too noticeable in my life. Some of my teachers at the time believed in the “victorious Christian life” theology. Victory over sin was mine, they taught, if I would just walk by the Spirit, if I would just “let go and let God.” I tried, with all the faith I could muster, to do just that. It didn’t seem to work. However I tried to “let go,” I found myself just as much a prisoner of selfishness and lust as I was before. One night—the bad night—I confessed this frankly to one of our leaders and asked for help. His answer changed my life.”

Thus begins the introduction to Righteous Sinners by Gutenberg tutor Ron Julian. Originally published in 1998 by NavPress, Righteous Sinners is now available as an e-book from Gutenberg College Press at Amazon.com.

J. I. Packer, Board of Governors’ Professor of Theology at Regent College,  commends the book: “Biblically exact and pastorally profound, this book is a gem!”

Paperback copies of the original book are also available from Gutenberg College.

 

More Articles Now Online

All the articles printed in 2014 in our monthly News & Views newsletter are now available in the Articles section. There you will find a list of all our articles, or you can search by author or topic.

 

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