New course: Talking About Same Gender Unions with Bishop Jeffrey Lee


You may think the church talks about same gender unions too much; you may think not enough. You may be excited about the latest Supreme Court decision or you may be upset. You may be thrilled at the chance to discuss the issue of same gender unions or you may wish we could talk about something else for once.

Whatever your feelings, our latest course offers new and insightful consideration of this topic. In Talking About Same Gender Unions, Bishop Lee gently reminds us that, as Christians, we must remember that this is a pastoral issue and that it involves people’s hleeearts, relationships, and identities. For that reason, engaging in real listening and respectful conversation is vital. Bishop Lee helps us think about how we might have these conversations, offers hope for hearts, and promises that, in Christ, all things are made well.

We pray that this course, whether you take it on your own or in a Small Group format, will bring wisdom, insight, healing, and hope on a divisive issue that means a lot to many. Click here to register or for more information.

Jeffrey Lee is the twelfth Episcopal bishop of Chicago where he oversees 127 congregations across Northern Illinois. You can find out more about him here.

New Course: Introduction to Christian Marriage with Paul Walters

P Walters Square‘People have been getting married for ages,’ says instructor Paul Walters, ‘however when Christians get married, there are some differences…’

So begins this fascinating introduction into the topic of Christian marriage. In it, Walters explains that Christians bring a host of convictions, habits, and virtues into marriage. In fact, as Walters explains in this course, there are a number of virtues Christians cultivate in their lives that can assist them in their marriage. Click here to learn more about this course and how to take it.

Paul Walters is a gifted speaker and author. His latest book is Christ in Your Marriage. He is the pastor of Lutheran Church of the Master in Troy, MI.

This is a great course for those who are preparing for Christian marriage as well as those who may be unfamiliar with the nuances the Christian faith brings to marriage.

ChurchNext courses are available at They are 45 minute classes that students can take individually, in groups, or in a congregation.