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East Bend: Religion 101: A Brothers K Discussion

Event Type: Adult Program
Age Group(s): Adult
Date: 4/25/2023
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 7:00 PM
Description:
 Engage in a lively discussion on Christianity, Buddhism and baseball.

This is an in-person program.

Note: It is highly recommended that attendees have read The Brothers K by David James Duncan to fully engage in the discussion.

Program Description
"In an hour or so Iíd like us to consider four LARGE questions, questions that Duncanís, The Brothers K, bring to the surface:

1. What do we mean by the word ďreligionĒ or ďreligiousĒ?
2. What are the basics of the Christian faith? Buddhism? Baseball? (Iím no expert on baseball; I was a swimmer. But baseball is a religion in The Brothers K.)
3. What does "fundamentalism" mean in any religion? In Christianity, specifically?
4. Why is religion so doggone divisive?
There will be no proselytizing by me or anyone else present. We wonít criticize otherís views or ideas. I wonít do all the talking. We gather to learn and understand. We donít have to agree with one another, or with me, but we wonít attack those with whom we disagree. With any luck, weíll have time for questions.
I Hope...
- you will perhaps be surprised.
- perhaps your thinking will shift.
- your understanding will deepen, both of your yourself and the ideas we discuss and consider.
I look forward to being with you." - Steve

Steve Trotter Biography"Iím Steve Trotter. If you want to be formal, call me The Rev. Dr. Steven F. Trotter. I prefer 'Steve'.
Along with my wife, Iíve lived in Redmond since June of 2020. Past locations include, in chronological order, Washington, Minnesota, Washington, Maryland, Montana, Washington, Lithuania, Washington and Oregon. If three months in the Philippines count, put them during the first Washington.
Iím a retired pastor and university teacher. I was a pastor in mainly smaller congregations in smaller towns. Iíve taught philosophy (critical thinking and logic) comparative religion, some history and theology and writing. At heart Iím a teacher. I also love music, though lack of flexibility now precludes playing (but doesn't get in the way of singing.) I enjoy people, and get along with most. I admit it: self-absorbed people donít keep my attention. I love to debate ideas, though Iím not a fan of arguing. Iím addicted to books and coffee. I confess to liking beer, something I know a little about, and wine, something about which I know only what I like."

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Library: East Bend Public Library    Google Map to East Bend
Location: Meeting Room
Contact: Laurel Westendorf
Contact Number: 5413121029
Presenter: Rev. Dr. Steven F. Trotter