A Life Worth Living – Virtual Course

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

7:00 PM

Course meets on Tuesdays, April 11, 18, 25, May 2

Jewell's Center for Faith and Culture and partner congregations sponsor a series of Personal Flourishing classes. Each course meets four times for a total of five hours, focusing on faith as it relates to literature, science, politics, the arts, music, health, finance, Biblical Studies and more. All are welcome to register using the link below.

Course Description

The phrase “the good life” has become cliché in our culture, printed on T-shirts and bumper stickers and usually suggesting financial prosperity, even if we all know wealth does not guarantee a good life. But what does a life worth living actually look like? How do people decide for themselves? In this interactive course, we will explore different approaches to these questions and more. After an introduction on week one, we’ll wrestle with three areas: self and others, pain and pleasure, and work and rest. Participants will read materials each week in preparation (usually about 30 minutes’ worth), then meet to ponder life’s deepest questions together. Although somewhat grounded in a Judeo-Christian perspective, the course looks more broadly at different philosophical perspectives, as well as that of poets, artists and other deep thinkers. 

About the Instructor

Dr. Mike Graves is scholar-in-residence at Country Club Christian Church. He joined the staff after retiring from teaching on the faculty at Saint Paul School of Theology, a United Methodist seminary in Kansas City. Graves has preached and lectured across the country as well as internationally. He is ordained in the Christian Church, Disciples of Christ tradition. His most recent book is "Table Talk: Rethinking Communion and Community."