A New Vision, A New Voice ~ The North Texas Conference
Dr. Bill Bryan Presents Chautauqua Study at University Park UMC: Saturday, July 22, 2017
Saturday, July 22, 2017
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Registration: 9:30 a.m.
You are invited to hear Rev. Dr. Bill Bryan at a Chautauqua Event to be held at University Park UMC on Saturday, July 22, 2017. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. The presentation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided. You can register online so we can prepare in advance for material and food. This event is free to all who register by July 19, 2017.
Dr. Bill Bryan was invited and was preparing a presentation for the 2017 Summer Chautauqua Institute in upstate New York. Bill declined the offer so he can continue his medical treatments.
We have extended an invitation for Bill to present his Chautauqua Study here in the Dallas area. His topic: What individual has had the most influence on the Christian Church since Paul?
Bill is convinced that the Roman Emperor Constantine in the Fourth Century is the most influential. Using primary documents, toga skits, a documentary cartoon, and class conversation, we will explore church and state, Christian symbolism, church architecture, a misunderstood sacrament, Christmas-Easter discipleship, the nature of Jesus, and Constantine’s problems with his mother. Abiding questions will be whether Constantine was a good Christian at all and the effects of power on Christianity and all faiths.
Part of William Jennings Bryan III’s calling is to explode the common Texas idea (derived during high school history taught by the coach) that history is boring.
If that change would make your life and faith more interesting, come on Saturday.