Open Courses at the seminary

“Every fall and every spring I take the time to come to Chicago to attend one or two Open Courses at the Seminary. By now I have slept in almost every room, met all the seminary students who were here over the years and have experienced almost every kind of weather Chicago has to offer. Well, that’s not exactly the reason why I come back over and over again. I have been privileged to sit in on some of the most amazing courses. Every time I walk away with food for thought and new knowledge that keeps me nourished for weeks and months. Just look at the titles of the Open Courses that are offered every semester. It is impossible not to find a subject that ‘talks to you’. ” Margit Gratzl, North Carolina

“… And so went the week. Are you getting the picture, dear friend, that not all deepening of one’s spiritual life has to lead to an ivory tower of knowledge? We can simply make our lives more livable, more enjoyable, more observant, by laying aside the laundry list and enlist for a week at the seminary. There we can make new personal connections and enrich the lives of other like-minded-people as well as taking away something personal. Now it is your turn!” Margaret Shipman, California

“Attending the Open Course, ‘Lazarus, Mary Magdalene, Judas and the Mystery of Golgotha’ during Holy Week at the seminary was something I’d long anticipated. Although I am relatively new to The Christian Community, I had hoped for years to make a retreat during Holy Week to explore this time leading up to Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection. When I saw this course listed in the seminary brochure I jumped at the chance!” Faith Lerner, Wisconsin

“If only I knew In the good old days, if you wanted to attend a Christian Community seminary class you just had to learn German. Now there is an alternative, a seminary in Chicago, where the best minds of the international Movement for Religious Renewal come to us. They conveniently provide world-class courses, some of which are open to the wider community at a minimal cost. Now you know.” Tom McGuire, Chicago