• Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-27-2021 to 04-27-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM - Central Time
    Instructor: Peter Bolland
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    Every elected official in America, from local school board to the U.S Senate, is elected by popular vote – except one: the President of the United States. Ever since 1789, the Constitution requires that the President be chosen not by popular vote, but by a curious body called the Electoral College. What is it? How does it work? Does it work? Join me for... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 05-10-2021 to 05-10-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 09:00 AM-10:30 AM - Central Time
    Instructor: Darla Bair, professional musician
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    We will be visited by seven women who were very much in touch with the Holy and Sacred.  They are not all Christians.  One of the women saw God as female; one of the women called God her Beloved.  My hope is that these introductions will pique your interest in one of these women, so that you might want to delve further into her life and her... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 05-11-2021 to 05-11-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM - Central Time
    Instructor: Peter Bolland
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    All over the world human beings have told tales of the mythical origins of the universe. These stories contain essential clues about the people who composed them – their views of the universe, human nature, and the forces behind the masks of the gods. When we ask Who made the world? and Why? what we are really asking are deeply existential questions about... read more
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  • Sessions: 2
    Class Date(s): 05-12-2021 to 05-19-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:00 PM - Central Time
    Instructor: Rabbi Michael Mayersohn
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    We'll look at the great and flawed families in the Hebrew Bible and look at how they interact. We might be surprised how similar these families are to our own. Simply put, they are not... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 05-25-2021 to 05-25-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM - Central Time
    Instructor: Peter Bolland
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    The dying god motif is a central archetype found throughout the world’s religions and mythologies, most famously in Christianity. The story of a divine being willingly dying to bestow gifts on the human race is a ubiquitous theme repeated over and over again. Join us as we examine various examples of this universal idea and explore its many possible... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 06-08-2021 to 06-08-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM - Central Time
    Instructor: Peter Bolland
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    Leading scholar of mythology and intellectual firebrand Joseph Campbell (1904-1987) was famous for advising his students to “follow their bliss.” In the sixties and seventies he was dismayed to learn that in mainstream usage his popular saying had come to mean little more than “do your own thing” – a mantra of self-centered hedonism – the polar... read more
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  • Sessions: 2
    Class Date(s): 06-09-2021 to 06-16-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:00 PM - Central Time
    Instructor: Rabbi Michael Mayersohn
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    The Biblical authors believed supernatural beings existed and interact with us in positive and negative ways. Some are encouraging and hopeful and others are downright scary. We'll look at it... read more
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