Spring Community Classes

GC Class
Spring Community Classes begin Wednesday, April 3. The classes are free and meet at Gutenberg College from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. These classes are recorded and available for later viewing by signing up through Gutenberg’s Patreon page.

This quarter’s topic: “Christianity and the Great Books.”

In the third quarter of our series on Intersections, we will focus on Christianity and the “Great Books.” The ideas and attitudes that permeate our lives did not form in a vacuum. They are instead the result of thousands of years of conversation among philosophers, theologians, artists, economists, scientists, and others. To understand ourselves, it is well worth the effort to understand where we came from. To that end, speakers this quarter will talk about “Great Books” authors who have influenced our world and how we as Christians should think about what they accomplished. We invite you to join us.

Speakers will include: Jack Crabtree, Charley Dewberry, Terry Glaspey, Eliot Grasso, Gil Greco, Ron Julian, Nancy Scott, Colin Stetter, and Chris Swanson.

Great Books authors will include: Augustine, Kurt Gödel, Vincent Van Gogh, Soren Kierkegaard, Thomas Reid, E.F. Shumacher, and Alexander Solzhenitsyn.

Stay tuned for a complete schedule of speakers, Great Books authors, and presentation dates.


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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2019 Summer Workshops

Gutenberg College Workshop Series

The Gutenberg College Workshop Series is an educational outreach program designed to serve classical education communities, homeschooling communities, and independent learners. The workshops offer participants hands-on, high-quality educative experiences delivered by knowledgeable instructors that help participants develop skills, understand the world they live in, and cultivate their intellectual acumen.

Workshops currently being offered:

Summer 2019 Workshop Pass

The workshop pass lets you choose four of the summer workshops to attend at a discounted cost. The pass is $165 for individuals and $200 for families.

Register: Summer Workshop Pass

Please visit the Workshop section of our website for more information.

August 1-3: Summer Institute 2019

2019 Summer Institute


Register Here

We’ve all witnessed how incivility and disparagement are increasingly dominant in public discourse. Whether it be news, social media, or personal conversations, the rhetoric is ratcheting up. This summer Gutenberg would like to explore why this is happening and how a Christian might respond. We will not try to convince you of a particular political viewpoint or offer the definitive solution. Instead, together we will dig under the surface to gain a fresh understanding of the social and philosophical forces at play so that we can answer this question for ourselves: Where do our loyalties lie, with tribe or truth?

Summer Institute is an enjoyable and informative time to experience Gutenberg by sharing meals, discussing the works of influential thinkers, and listening to speakers from the Gutenberg community. Come join us!


Institute Details
(More to come)

Thursday night, August 1, 5:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Friday night, August 2, 4:45 to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 3, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Gutenberg College
1883 University Street
Eugene, OR 97403

(includes dinner on Friday night; continental breakfast on Saturday morning; and lunch on Saturday):
Before July 1: $85 (Individual); $115 (Family); $40 (Student)
July 1 and after: $100 (Individual); $130 (Family); $45 (Student)

* Financial Aid: Limited financial aid packages are available 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 contact the office.

Limited lodging at Gutenberg College is available. Cost for lodging is $30 per night for a single room and $45 per night for a double room. Please email the Gutenberg office if you are interested in staying at Gutenberg. Space is very limited.

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


Gutenberg College Summer Institutes are an opportunity to explore a topic while getting some of the “Gutenberg” experience. That is, we discuss readings from important works in our culture and also listen to talks related to the topic. A reading packet (PDF) will be emailed to participants. Speakers are listed below. (More details regarding readings and lectures will be available later.)

Thursday Night

5:30-6:15 p.m. Check In
6:15-6:30 p.m. Welcome
6:30-8:00 p.m. Discussion of Reading One
8:00-8:15 p.m. Break
8:15-9:00 p.m. Lecture 1

Friday Night

4:45-5:30 p.m. Lecture 2
5:30-6:30 p.m. Dinner
6:30-8:00 p.m. Discussion of Reading Two
8:00-8:15 p.m. Break
8:15-9:00 p.m. Lecture 3


8:30-9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
9:00-10:30 a.m. Discussion of Reading Three
10:30-10:45 a.m. Break
10:45-11:30 a.m. Lecture 4
11:30-12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30-2:00 p.m. Discussion of Reading Four
2:00-2:15 p.m. Break
2:15-3:00 p.m. Lecture 5
3:00-3:30 p.m. Q and A



Larry Barber
Larry Barber (B.A., Biblical Studies; M.A., Counseling Psychology) has been employed by Charis Foundation since 1994, where he offers faith-based pastoral counseling. He has also served as a pastor in both California and Oregon.

Charley Dewberry
Charley Dewberry (M.A., Stream Ecology; Ph.D., Philosophy) is the dean and a tutor at Gutenberg College and the author of two books: Saving Science and Intelligent Discourse.

Eliot Grasso
Eliot Grasso (M.A., Ethnomusicology; Ph.D., Musicology) is the provost and a tutor at Gutenberg College. He is also an internationally known musician.

Ron Julian
Ron Julian (B.A., Linguistics; M.A., Religion) is a tutor at Gutenberg College, the author of Righteous Sinners, and a co-author of The Language of God: A Commonsense Approach to Understanding and Applying the Bible.

Chris Swanson
Chris Swanson (M.S., Physics; Ph.D., Physics) is the president and a tutor at Gutenberg College.


April 26-27: Gutenberg Preview Days

Preview Days

Gutenberg College is a place for students who want to think deeply, learn in community, and grow in faith and character. On April 26-27, Gutenberg will open its doors to high school students and transfer students who are considering Gutenberg’s bachelor’s degree program in liberal arts.

At Preview Days, you will meet tutors who have devoted their lives to learning and helping others learn, discuss works by the greatest thinkers the world has ever known, fellowship with a community of people just like you, and learn how you can become a Gutenberg student. Join us for Preview Days to discover if Gutenberg is the college for you!

Cost: FREE

There is no charge to attend Preview Days, but participants must register to attend.

Register Here

Preview Days is a supervised overnight experience for visiting students. (We’ll let you know what you’ll need to bring for the overnight once you register). For family and friends traveling with visiting students, start here to plan your trip to Eugene.


Preview Days Schedule


Friday, April 26


  • 8:00 a.m. – Gutenberg’s doors open for check-in
  • 8:30 a.m. – Preview Days events begin
  • Parent/Family info session


  • Lunch at Gutenberg (provided)
  • Visiting students observe Gutenberg classes


  • 6:00 p.m. – House dinner at Gutenberg
  • Visiting students stay overnight at Gutenberg College


Saturday, April 27


  • Breakfast at Gutenberg (provided)
  • Discussion with Gutenberg Alumni
  • 12:00 p.m. – Adjourn

Have questions about Preview Days or Gutenberg College? Contact our office.

How to Support Gutenberg When You Shop

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When you shop on AmazonSmile (, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5 percent of the purchase price to the eligible charitable organization of your choice. One hundred percent of the donation amount generated from your eligible purchase will be donated, and there is no cost to the charitable organization or to you.

On your first visit to AmazonSmile (, 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 will result in a donation. Go to for more details about this great way to support Gutenberg College.

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The eScrip Program

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

Market of ChoiceFor example, if you shop at Market of Choice, the store will donate two to four percent of the amount you spend on your monthly purchases. The larger your grocery bill, the higher the percentage the store will donate.

For more information and to participate, go to, 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.

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