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Forum Summary: The Heart of the Matter

Author: Juliette McNair | Student, Living Education Charlotte 2021 Estimated reading time: 3 minutes, 57 seconds. Mr. Michael Aviles pastors five congregations across the New England region. Mr. Aviles grew up in the Worldwide Church of God. He told the students he remembered people’s various reactions to the growing apostasy in the Church in the 90s. Some […]

Assembly Summary: Why Are You Here?

Author: Juliette McNair | Student, Living Education Charlotte 2021 Estimated reading time: 4 minutes, 13 seconds. “Mr. Armstrong used to ask, especially before the Holy Days, Why are you here? So, why are you here—at Living-Ed and in the Church?” Mr. Dexter Wakefield, the Vice President of Finance and Operations at Headquarters and a Living-Ed instructor, said, […]

Second Thoughts: A Walking Sermon

Author: Juliette McNair | Student, Living Education Charlotte 2021 Estimated reading time: 3 minutes, 20 seconds.  Mr. Alex Celan, a ministerial trainee at Charlotte, teaches Characters in the Bible at Living Education—a semester-long course focusing on select individuals from the Bible. This week, Mr. Celan asked us, “Have you ever heard of the saying, I’d rather see […]

Forum Summary: Mars and Beyond: God’s Awesome Universe

Author: Juliette McNair | Student, Living Education Charlotte 2021 Estimated reading time: 4 minutes, 45 seconds. Mars and Beyond: God’s Awesome Universe—A scale we cannot fathom yet Dr. Roedolph Opperman was introduced for the Forum on March 2, 2021, 64 days before the Living-Ed graduation according to the students’ countdown. Dr. Opperman works for NASA’s Jet Propulsion […]

Assembly Summary: Be Patient and Trust in God

Author: Juliette McNair | Student, Living Education 2021 Estimated reading time: 3 minutes, 44 seconds. Mr. Weston began his Living-Ed Assembly with a personal story. In his fourth year of marriage, he and his wife were using handed-down furniture. They were given a chair which they decided to re-cover rather than buy a new one. After a […]

Forum Summary: We’ve Got to Own It

Author: Juliette McNair | Student, Living Education 2021 Estimated reading time: 3 minutes, 23 seconds. Dr. Scott Winnail, the pastor of several congregations in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, spoke to the Living-Ed students over WebEx. Dr. Winnail was the Dean of Faculty and Executive Vice President of Living University. He assisted in the transition of LU into […]