Fall Quarter Community Classes

GC Class

Fall Community Classes begin Wednesday September 27. The classes are free and meet at Gutenberg College from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Please join us.


September 27 & October 4 • Wesley Hurd: The Arts: Finding Our Humanity in a Secular World

Wesley HurdWesley Hurd will present two talks that are an expanded version of his recent Summer Institute lecture at Gutenberg College. The talks will cover his view of why the arts are a unique and universal “language” trans-historically and trans-culturally. He will suggest some ways human art making provides paths to profound levels of knowing and understanding ourselves in the present world.

Wesley Hurd (M.A., Biblical Studies; M.F.A., Painting; Ph.D., Educational Policy) is an artist, lecturer, mentor, and the president of BlueTower Arts Foundation. He was a full-time tutor at Gutenberg College until he retired in June 2012. He is now on the college’s board of governors and serves as a tutor part-time.


October 11, 18, 25 & November 1 • Colin Stetter: 1 John

Colin StetterCollin Stetter will present a four-week series on 1 John. The church to which the letter of 1 John was written was going through a crisis. Who was the real Jesus? What was central to the teaching of the Gospel? Who had fellowship with God and could expect life in the Final Age? Who had the authority to settle these questions? Join us as we work through John’s letter and learn how he answers these questions and how his answers are relevant for us today.

Colin Stetter graduated from Gutenberg College in 2004, focusing on Karl Marx and Alexander Solzhenitsyn for his thesis. Since then he has gone on to graduate studies in philosophy at Marquette University and has worked in numerous fields, including management, education, and currently machining and fabrication. Colin is also a life-long student of the martial arts and enjoys music, Russian literature, and exploring Oregon with his wife, Kelley, and daughters Indy and Sabine. Colin has kept his education alive by continuing to study with Jack and David Crabtree with the goal of becoming a better Bible student and exegete in order to more fully understand and engage with the worldview and implications of the Gospel.


November 8, 15 and 29 • Jack Crabtree: Genesis

Jack CrabtreeJack Crabtree will present a three-week series on Genesis. In this series on the first few chapters of Genesis, Jack will seek to understand Genesis on its own terms. He will present a fresh understanding of the creation account and the events of the Garden of Eden.

Jack Crabtree was a tutor at Gutenberg College and the director of McKenzie Study Center, an institute of Gutenberg College, from 1994 to 2016. He joined MSC in 1981, and his teaching there focused on interpretation of the biblical texts and biblical philosophy, the history of philosophy and theology, religious epistemology, and hermeneutics. Jack is a co-author of The Language of God: A Commonsense Approach to Understanding and Applying the Bible, and the author of The Most Real Being: A Biblical and Philosophical Defense of Divine Determinism (Gutenberg College Press). He has a Ph.D. in philosophy and currently works as a Bible teacher and researcher through Sound Interpretation Project.



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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