Adult Education - "Seeing Gray" Series

The Adult Education team will be facilitating a five week series on Adam Hamilton’s book and DVD series Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White.  Each week we’ll watch a 10 – 15 minutes video that will set the stage for group and table discussion.  As Lutheran’s, we have a rich history of confronting and wrestling with issues in the quest to answer “What Does This Mean?”.  In this adult education offering, we’ll continue that quest in the context of Hamilton’s challenge to see gray in a world filled with black and white thinking.

The following is from a description of the study on

Everyone agrees that America is polarized, with ever-hardening positions held by people less and less willing to listen to one another. No one agrees on what to do about it.

One solution that hasn’t yet been tried, says Adam Hamilton, is for thinking persons of faith to model for the rest of the country a richer, more thoughtful conversation on the political, moral, and religious issues that divide us. Hamilton rejects the easy assumptions and sloppy analysis of black and white thinking, seeking instead the truth that resides on all sides of the issues, and offering a faithful and compassionate way forward.

He writes, "I don't expect you to agree with everything I've written. I expect that in the future even I won't agree with everything I've written here. The point is not to get you to agree with me, but to encourage you to think about what you believe. In the end I will be inviting those of you who find this book resonates with what you feel is true, to join the movement to pursue a middle way between the left and the right - to make your voices heard - and to model for our nation and for the church, how we can listen, learn, see truth as multi-sided, and love those with whom we disagree."

Event Date

Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 9:45am to 10:45am
Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 9:45am to 10:45am
Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 9:45am to 10:45am
Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 9:45am to 10:45am
Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 9:45am to 10:45am