Come join us Sundays, May 5-19 9:45AM – 10:45AM for the Adult Forum – The American Protestant Experience: A Free Market For Faith, with a discussion led by: Jeffrey Anderson.
It’s no accident that America is home to a wide range of religious expressions. Immigrants brought their faith with them from around the globe and established churches and denominations. But the most unique quality of American religious life is the innovation and experimentation that takes place here. This makes this country a free marketplace for faith.
This series documents the eternal argument about the relationship between the church and civil authority. The country’s founders, seeing the intolerance of the early immigrants, wisely sought to create a republic where faith could be practiced freely but where a theocracy would be avoided.
Twenty-five top church historians, including Martin Marty, Grant Wacker, Amanda Porterfield, Mark Granquist and many others, tell this amazing story with support from images, films and music of the era. This series comes from Select Learning, a program of the Domestic Mission unit of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), working in cooperation with Lutheran seminaries.