Adult Education

Fourth Presbyterian Church offers a wide range of adult Christian education opportunities. Church School begins at 10:00 AM on Sunday mornings.

Sunday School Class:

The Jewish World of the New Testament

2017 Pellett-Wearn Spring Lecture Series


Click on the links below to listen!

March 5
Jewish Political History and
Central Beliefs in the Second Temple Period

March 12
Galilee, Jerusalem, and the Jewish Temple

March 19
The Pharisees, Sadducees, and Jewish legal concepts

March 26

Qumran, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and Jewish Eschatology

April 2

Jewish Messianic Understandings

April 9

The Parting of the Ways between Jews and Christians

Tim Wardle is assistant professor of New Testament studies at Furman University. He received his Ph.D. in New Testament from Duke University, M.A. in Religious Studies from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and B.A. in History and Biblical Studies from Wheaton College in Illinois. Along with a handful of a journal articles, he is the author of The Jerusalem Temple and Early Christian Identity (2010). His current research explores the various connections between the early Christian movement and Jewish sectarian groups in the first centuries B.C.E. and C.E., the relationship between ancient Jews and Samaritans, and the Gospel of Mark. Tim grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, which, among other things, makes him a lifelong Cubs fan.




The Christian Education Committee is interested in knowing what you think about our educational programs and what you would like to study.  If you have suggestions or comments, please feel free to contact Rev. Patricia Gwinn at or 232-8123.

Other Bible Studies are offered at various times throughout the wee

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