Adult Education

CREDO: Foundations of Christian Theology—The Theological Declaration of Barmen

This spring we invite you to join us for our annual series on foundations of Christian theology, led by our very own clergy. The Presbyterian Church (USA) has eleven confessions in The Book of Confessions. While most of these confessions date back several hundred years, four of them were written as recently as the 20th century. What do churches in Nazi Germany, Apartheid South Africa, and the political climate of the United States in 1967 have to say to us today? What themes brought together two of the largest Presbyterian churches in the United States in 1983? Food will be served. In addition, keep your eyes peeled for a Crossroads Podcast each week where Jaime will sit down to talk to Clergy about their topic!

The Theological Declaration of Barmen

The Rev. Dr. Scott Black Johnston
Written in 1934, this declaration was a bold stand against the encroachment of ideology into the church, written by Karl Barth and other German theologians in response to the theological challenges posed by the Nazi regime. Join us in unpacking the historical richness of the Barmen Declaration, exploring its nuanced resistance against political coercion, and recognizing its enduring relevance in upholding the integrity of Christian faith amidst societal challenges.