A lunchtime discussion series at Scarritt-Bennett.
Looking for a place to talk about issues affecting the world right now? Then “Hot Topics” is for you!
One Thursday a month, we’ll focus on a specific issue, hear from an expert, and then open up the floor for a group discussion on the issue. Join us for lunch to share your opinion with others – and to hear theirs.
11:30 - 1p - Bennett Hall at Scarritt-Bennett
1008 19th Ave S, Nashville 37212 - Complimentary parking available in the SBC parking lots accessible off 18th Ave S
Pre-registration for each session required
$12 per program (includes lunch)
Space limited to the first 20 people to register
To register: Call 615.340.7557, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or register online (see individual programs below for links).
Are Charter Schools Helping or Hurting?
When Metro Nashville Public Schools adopted charter schools into the district, it was viewed as "unlawful" or potentially harmful. As charter schools grow and become more popular, much debate has been centered on their purpose in Nashville. Join us for a discussion on the truth about the charter schools in the Nashville area. Learn why it is important to know the difference and choose between charter, magnet, and traditional schools.
Amy Frogge, MNPS Board Member, District 9
Rep. Harold M. Love, Jr., Metro Council - District 58
Greg Thompson, CEO, Tennessee Charter School Center
Register online for March 20 lunch
The Relationship Between Sexuality and Christianity
For many faith communities, sexuality is a hotbed of controversy. Christian communities are by no means immune to such controversy and internal struggle. Debate around sexuality and Christianity spans a broad spectrum -from Westboro Baptist Church's notorious anti-gay campaign to denominational debates over the legitimacy of LGBTQI marriages and qualifications for ordination. Guided by the narratives of local Christians, we'll talk about the complex issue of the relationship between sexuality and Christianity, specifically addressing various interpretations of what the Bible says (or doesn't say) about non-traditional sexualities. The conversation will be centered around reconciling sexuality and spirituality and what that means in the Christian context.
Retired Bishop Melvin Talbert, United Methodist Church
Pastor Amy Mears, Glendale Baptist Church
Trice Gibbons, Former National Co-Moderator,
More Light Presbyterians
Register online for April 17 lunch