A Chautauqua Event with Dr. Bill Bryan

Saturday, July 22, 2017

9:30am - 2:00pm

University Park UMC, 4024 Caruth Blvd., Dallas, TX 75225

Dr. Bill Bryan was invited and was preparing a presentation for the 2017 Summer Chautauqua Institute in upstate New York. Bill declined the offer because of health limitations. University Park UMC extended an invitation for Bill to present his Chautauqua Study here in the Dallas area.

His topic: What individual has had the most influence on the Christian Church since Paul?

Bill is convinced that the Roman Emperor Constantine in the Fourth Century is the most influential. Using primary documents, toga skits, a documentary cartoon and class conversation, he will explore church and state, Christian symbolism, church architecture, a misunderstood sacrament, Christmas-Easter discipleship, the nature of Jesus and Constantine’s problems with his mother. Abiding questions will be whether Constantine was a good Christian at all and the effects of power on Christianity and all faiths.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. The presentation will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and lunch will be provided. Click here to register (lunch provided).

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