Coming Up

2018

 

Dec 16  Christmas Music & Liturgy: Ron Lee


Dec 23  Christmas: TBA


Dec 30  Kent Horsley: 2018 Review of Books


Jan 06 Rick Sickles presents on “The Righteous Mind:  Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion” by Jonathan Haidt

With permission from Nu Class President Frank Gilbert, Rick discusses this complicated book shared in a presentation two years ago by Frank.  The thought is that as Frank lives and breathes the economy of statistics concerning human psychological issues, Rick brings a different perceptive as a career technology sales engineer. 

So, why can’t our political leaders work together as threats loom and problems mount?  Why are so many conservatives in politics and religion apparently winning the battles for the moral high ground?  Why do we sometimes assume the worst about the motives of our fellow citizens?  How can we better understand people with whom we disagree, without making us righteously certain that those who see things differently— are wrong.

The Righteous Mind, the 2012 landmark book by Jonathan Haidt, can help us understand these questions better and as a result give us the wisdom to deal with the people in our lives we distrust and fear the most. 

Jonathan Haidt is an American social psychologist who lays out a path of understanding of intuitions and how they differ across cultures, including the cultures of the political left and right.


Jan 13  Rick Sickles presents on “The Righteous Mind:  Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion” Part 2

In this “landmark contribution to humanity’s understanding of itself” (The New York Times Book Review) social psychologist Jonathan Haidt challenges conventional thinking about morality, politics, and religion in a way that speaks to conservatives and liberals alike.


Jan 20  Lynn Van Horne: The Refugee Ministry


Jan 27  TBA


Feb 03  TBA


Feb 10 TBA


Feb 17  Charles O. “Chuck” Lee, President & Chief Executive Officer, Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care

Before joining Cornerstone Hospice as President and Chief Executive Officer in 2013, Chuck had more than 11 years of executive-level hospice experience in developing and executing strategic plans, building leaders, expanding into new markets, increasing patient referrals and daily census, and enhancing volunteer and fund-raising efforts. Chuck holds a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Loyola University in New Orleans, LA. He earned his Master of Arts at The George Washington University, Washington, DC, and his Master of Business Administration at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI.

This program is in honor and memory of Nu Class member Shirley Scott, one of the first hospice nurses in the United Sates.  In 1977 when Hospice was formed in Orlando she became their first nurse and continued to be involved until the time of her death in 2016.

We will discuss how to have a conversation with a physician and with family about end-of-life decisions.  Questions are welcome.