If marriage is what brings us together in joy, love and commitment, then why does it appear divisive in the news? Vine Street Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is dedicating several adult Christian education sessions to exploring the role of marriage from antiquity to present day. Belmont University Professor Dr. Mark McEntire (March 13) will consider marriage as experienced in antiquity and presented in scripture. Vanderbilt Divinity School Professor Dr. Bonnie Miller-McLemore (March 20) will discuss marriage in the Christian church across the centuries. Jackie Halstead (April 3) will consider contemporary marriage and the manner in which a healthy relationship is maintained in the midst of a not-so-supportive culture. Thomas Kleinert (April 10) wraps up our series by exploring, among other notions, the 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges Supreme Court ruling, which affirms that states cannot ban same-sex marriage.
The series is part of Vine Street's adult Christian education program, which meets most Sundays at 9 a.m. in Fellowship Hall.