Learning is a lifelong journey — an adventure of asking questions about God, the Bible, ourselves and our world.
St. Luke's encourages our members and friends on this journey and offes educational opportunities through our Adult Education program, each September through May. This includes (but is not limited to) Bible study, book study, lectures, and workshops. Our Adult Education courses offer lively and challenging discussions in a small group setting, with inspiring and stimulating guest speakers who are experts in their fields.
Recent series include an in-depth examination of the Reformation and Anglicanism, exploration of the sacred texts of Islam and the Qur'an, the Book of John, Women in the Bible, and the Psalter (Book of Psalms).
Adult Education Fall 2019
Fathers and Mothers of the Early Church: Urban and Desert
Mondays September 23 - December 9, 2019
7 o’clock in the evening in Laughlin Hall
In this series, we will explore the writings and sayings of important historical figures in the first few centuries of Christian history and learn how their work has influenced faith over the past two thousand years. Several guest speakers who specialize in the study of the early church will share their research, expertise, and insights into some of the earliest followers of Jesus and how they lived their lives because of their faith. We will also explore what their work and devotion can teach us in the twenty first century.
Dr. Julia Kelto Lillis
September 23 - Richard Reinhold, guest speaker
September 30 - Stephen Morris, guest speaker
October 7 - Rowan Williams’ Silence and Honey Cakes: The Wisdom of the Desert
October 21 - Rowan Williams' Silence and Honey Cakes: The Wisdom of the Desert
October 28 - Rowan Williams' Silence and Honey Cakes: The Wisdom of the Desert
November 4 - VK McCarty, guest speaker, "St. John Chrysostom: Golden-Tongued Preacher & Patriarch"
November 11 - Dr. Julia Kelto Lillis, guest speaker
November 18 - Richard Reinhold, guest speaker
December 2 - Richard Reinhold, guest speaker
December 9 - VK McCarty, guest speaker, "St. Syncletia: Wisdom from the Desert Mothers"
No class on October 14 and November 25.
For more information please contact Fr. William Ogburn at 212.924.9327 or