Westminster Academy Programs

Westminster Academy Programs

Meets each Wednesday evening to dive deeper into a variety of topics.Westminster Academy is a study opportunity that happens on Wednesday evenings and is primarily an opportunity for members and friends of the congregation to reflect on “faith and fiction.” We are often led in an in-depth discussion of a book by local professors such as Belmont University English Professor, Sue Trout. Westminster Academy looks at both classic and contemporary works of fiction. Additionally, during Lent, we will often be led by one of the pastors in a Lenten theme book study. We meet Mid- September through mid-November and mid-January through Holy Week.

Pause: Spending Lent With The Psalms

Lent is an ideal time to step back and reflect on the deeper movements of the spirit, and Elizabeth Caldwell helps readers do this through a simple but profound approach. Pause: Spending Lent with the Psalms invites us to take up the spiritual practice of encountering, sinking into, and deeply engaging with one psalm each week during Lent and Holy Week. March 20, 2024 March 13, 2024 March 6, 2024 February 28, 2024 February 21, 2024

The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter

Professor Sue Tully Trout from Belmont will be leading us through Carson McCullers’ The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. McCullers’ debut novel was published in 1940 when she was only 23. It is about a deaf man named John Singer and the people he encounters in a 1930s mill town in the US state of Georgia. Led by Sue Trout. February 8, 2024 January 31, 2024 January 25, 2024 January 17, 2024 Not Available at this time! January 10, 2024

Demon Copperhead

Please join us for a close study of Barbara Kingsolver’s new Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Demon Copperhead. We will look closely at her Appalachian novel which delves carefully into some of the most consistent problems that continue to plague our culture: poverty, exploitation, addiction, and abuse. And despite the grim topics of the novel, we will consider the abiding possibilities of grace and redemption. Led by Sue Trout. October 11, 2023 October 4, 2023 September 27, 2023

Luke | Adam Hamilton

Luke | Jesus and the Outsiders, Outcasts, and Outlaws Part I | “Luke” | March 1st, 2023 Part II | “Luke” | March 8th, 2023 Part III | “Luke” | March 15th, 2023 PART IV | “LUKE” | MARCH 22nd, 2023 Video Not Available Part V | “Luke” | March 29th, 2023

Love In The Ruins | Walker Percy

Part I | Walker Percy’s “Love In The Ruins” Part II | Walker Percy’s “Love In The Ruins” Part III | Walker Percy’s “Love In The Ruins” Part IV | Walker Percy’s “Love In The Ruins”

Winesburg, Ohio

Sue Trout | Sherwood Anderson’s novel, Winesburg, Ohio Part I | October 5th, 2022 Part II | October 12th, 2022 Part III | October 19th, 2022 Part IV | October 25th, 2022 Part V | November 2nd, 2022

Death Comes From The Archbishop

“Death Comes From The Archbishop” by Willa Cather A Discussion With Sue Tully Trout Part I | January 19th, 2022 Part II | January 26th, 2022 Part III | February 2nd, 2022 Part IV | February 9th, 2022 PART V | FEBRUARY 16TH, 2022 art VI | February 23rd, 2022

Witness At The Cross

Due to copyright law, A.J. Levine’s class cannot be recorded. For more information, please contact Guy Griffith. In Witness at the Cross, Amy-Jill Levine shows how the people at the cross each have distinct roles to play. Each Evangelist presents a distinct picture of the death of Jesus. Each portrays different individuals and groups of people at the cross, each offers different images and dialogues, and so from each, we learn how those meanings and messages cross the centuries to any…