In July 2014, we experimented with a four-week educational series, offered in the evening, which we felt would be of interest to the surrounding community. Led by our Associate Pastor Tom Buchanan and our then-seminary intern Dr. Lisa Schrott, it was titled “Partners in the Search for Truth: The New Conversation between Science & Faith”. The model was simple: an engaging topic, top-flight teachers, and for those who wished it … a choice of red or white wine! The response was overwhelming. We averaged over 40 participants each night, with over half from outside the Emory congregation.
That experience convinced us that we had discovered a form of outreach into our community that was perfect for the sort of church that Emory is. Emory Church is a place where questions are welcome, where we’re willing to tackle tough issues of faith and life in the contemporary world, and where we’re not afraid to say that we’re not sure of something. Our vision for Wine & Wisdom classes is that they will explore such questions and topics, and with an honesty and openness not often seen in other churches. We invite you to come experience a class for yourself.
On select Tuesday evenings in sequence, Wine & Wisdom series are offered throughout the year. See the Featured Events on the Home page for upcoming classes.