Spring Quarter Community 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.


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.)


July 27-29, 2017


Gutenberg College
1883 University Street
Eugene, OR 97403


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.


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



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