Co-sponsored with our Adult Education Board, the Common Ground programs are now on the third Wednesday of each month starting at 7:00 pm in the Chapel Room. $10.
JERROL LEITNER -
THE GOSPEL OF MARYOF MAGDALA
According to the second century Gospel ofMary of Magdala, Mary is Jesus’ confidante, his interpreter, and his replacement. She supports Jesus’ ministry financially and may have been “the beloved disciple” mentioned in John’s Gospel. Jesus divulges to her teaching sun known to other disciples, and after the resurrection she occupies the position he leaves vacant. And yet early in Christianity, Mary of Magdala becomes a woman dishonored and discarded. This talk examines the woman, the myth, and the gospel that bears her name.
JOHN WASIK -LIGHTNING STRIKES —
TESLA, CREATIVITY AND THE WAY FORWARD
Based on his upcoming book Lightning Strikes,John Wasik will use the life and inventions ofthe genius inventor Nikola Tesla as a lens toshow how we can spark our own creativity andinnovation. He will tell the story of how theinventor created radio, the modern electricalgrid, robotics and wireless/remote control. Forthose who are intrigued by the Tesla car,Google, or drones, this is an exciting journeyof inspiration and discovery. We’ll also ventureinto future technologies and a vision for globalenergy.