Paradoxes Sunday School Class


Welcome to Dr. Hugh Ross's Sunday School Class. The class is part of the Christ Church Sierra Madre adult Sunday school program.  We meet for refreshments and fellowship at 10:30.  Class begins at about 10:45 a.m with announcements (possibly earlier if more announcements or missionary reports are expected) and ends ~ 12:15 p.m. We meet at 154 West Sierra Madre Blvd. All are welcome.

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Live Streaming

          There is live streaming of the class teaching which begins around 11:00am PDT. 

You may view the class at

You may sign up, if you wish, to chat at

Selected chat questions may be passed to the teacher.

Video recordings of past classes can be found on the audio page

Video recording may be available up to a year on the streaming service and may be posted on YouTube or other video archiving sites.


Dr. Robert Covolo will be teaching on C. S. Lewis in Paradoxes Class from January 13th to February 17.

This class is designed to give an overview of the writings of one of the most important Christian thinker of the 20th century C. S. Lewis. It is intended for both novices and those who have extensively read the works of C. S. Lewis.

Dr. Robert Covolo (PhD Vrije Universitate Amsterdam). Dr. Covolo has served as faculty at the Torrey Honors Institute (Biola University) and is currently the pastor or theological formation at Christ Church Sierra Madre.

  • January 13 -  “Who Was C.S. Lewis?” (Pilgrim’s Regress, Surprised By Joy)
  • January 20 -  “Lewis The Theologian” (The Weight of Glory/ The Screwtape Letters/The Great Divorce/Reflections on the Psalms/Letters to Malcolm Chiefly on Prayer)
  • January 27 -  “Lewis The Ethicist” (The Abolition of Man, The Four Loves, Good Work & Good Works, The Inner Ring)
  • February 3 -  “Lewis The Positive Apologist” (Mere Christianity, Miracles, Surprised by Joy)
  • February 10 - “Lewis The Negative Apologist” (The Problem of Pain, Til We Have Faces, A Grief Observed)
  • February 17 - “Lewis The Writer” (Chronicles of Narnia/Space Trilogy/Till We Have Faces/Poems)


Dr. Hugh Ross will teaching an introductory coarse on science and faith at 9:00AM from January 13 to February 17

This series of classes will be a basic introduction to science and faith intended for both the scientist and non scientist.  This class is a synthesis of presentations Dr Ross has presented at conferences and churches around the globe.  The class will meet in the same room as the Paradoxes class, but the format will be slightly different will questions being held until the last half of the class. Class should begin promptly with teaching at 9:00.  This class will have live streaming and be recorded for future use with the possibility of being made available on YouTube.

  • January 13 - “Beyond the Cosmos” How science reveals God's trans-dimensional power
  • January 20 -  Hugh will not be teaching this week.  See the RTB website for his location.  Dave Sargent will be giving a presentation on animals and the Bible.
  • January 27 - “Cosmic Reasons to Believe in Christ”
  • February 3 - “Testing Genesis with Advancing Science"
  • February 10 - “Origin of Physical Life"
  • February 17 - “Origin of Humans?"


       Skeptics Forum -  Next Forum  is February 24 & 25 2019

  • Sunday, February 24,  2019 11:00 AM-1:00 PM (Prichard Hall, 170 W. Sierra Madre Blvd, Sierra Madre, CA)
    and Monday, February 25, 2019   7:00 PM-9:00 PM (Classroom, 154 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, CA) (Flier, Printable, Printable Half Page)


Normal Paradoxes Class schedule to resume Sunday, March 3


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Led by astronomer-pastor and prolific author Dr. Hugh Ross, Paradoxes class approaches Christian apologetics (the study of answering objections to the Bible or Christianity) with the tools of science, biblical theology, and well-reasoned thinking. Paradoxes class also sponsors periodic "Skeptics Forums" in which Christians, skeptics - anyone with questions about science, faith, and the Bible - can pose their toughest questions (or questions they've never heard answered before) to Dr. Ross and get straight, meaningful, and responsive answers. Both skeptics and believers are welcome to attend. Please join us!

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