First Wednesdays: The Lost Language of Sin

Even with the summer coming to an end, we continue our adult education class “First Wednesdays”. The next meeting will be on September 4 at 7:00PM. We are reading Barbara Brown Taylor’s book “Speaking of Sin: The Lost Language of Salvation”.

You are welcome to join us, even if you have not read the book. So far, we have been a group of eight or nine participants. Our discussion will center on the disappearance of the concept of sin in our culture and what this means for our perception of reality and the theological consequences. Brown Taylor is especially critical of our ways of ignoring sin as a reality when she sees us excusing it as illness or as a failure of the law.

I look forward to an exciting discussion.

About Rev. Dr. Hartmut Kramer-Mills

Hartmut Kramer-Mills, a native of Jena, Germany, began his theological education at Heidelberg University. After the Middle Exam in 1986 he received a scholarship from the World Alliance of Reformed Churches for McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago. He graduated from McCormick with a Master of Divinity in 1988. He graduated from Marburg University in Germany with the Ecclesiastical Exam in 1990, and received a Dr. theol. from Greifswald University, Germany, in 1997. From 1990 to 1991 he was vicar at St. Wenzel in Naumburg, Germany. He was ordained minister of word and sacrament in 1993 through the Protestant Church of the Church Province of Saxony. From 1993 to 1998 he served as assistant pastor in Stoessen, Goerschen, and Rathewitz, Germany. At the same time he was lecturer for Church History at Erfurt College in Germany. From 1999 to 2000 he served the Spotswood Reformed Church in New Jersey as interim pastor. Since 2000 he and his wife serve the First Reformed Church in New Brunswick, New Jersey, as co-pastors.
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