May 5 – Music at Redeemer – Matt Osifchin
Director of Music, Matt Osifchin, will give a presentation on the Music Ministry at Redeemer. This will include a description of what we do for Sunday worship services, as well as for special events and productions we have hosted in the recent past. You probably well remember the stunning quality and originality of the Opera programs performed in our sanctuary. He will provide information on future plans and programs as well. It’s been a rich, exciting, and artistic several years for music at Redeemer since Matt has been our director, and we look forward to much more richness and beauty to come.
May 12 – Update on the Economy – Ron Kutscher
Ron will give us his quarterly update on the economy, and what may or may not be likely in store for the future. This session will also focus somewhat on the effects of the infamous sequester, the effects of which may be starting to manifest themselves in various ways. We’ve heard a few things in the news, such as the recent FAA waiver for flight safety considerations, and various proposals for remedial legislation, none of which have garnered any bipartisan support so far.
May 19 – Debunking Dispensationalism, Pt. 2 – Harold Hofstad
In part 1 last month, we examined the time-framework of biblical interpretation that forms the basis for the currently most popular view of the end times, known as dispensationalism. In part 2 we will consider the religious, social, psychological, and political implications of this scheme, and the bizarre interpretations of current events by its modern-day apologists. We’ll show how it is a system and mindset based on pessimism and fear, and is a profound distortion of the message of the Gospel. We should be able to have a lively discussion on this, as most folks have been exposed to this type of preaching and so-called prophecy.
May 26 – No Forum (Memorial Day Weekend)