100% of all donations go to the mission of TCN - We are an all volunteer organization!

Personalized Theological Questions and Answers Forum

(Answers will be scholarly in nature rather than promoting a particular denomination.)

Typical questions some people ask:

What are arguments and evidence for the existence of God?

Is the Bible really true?

Have you ever wondered what the Holy Trinity really means?

What is free will in religious thinking?

Does God control everything that happens in my life?

Why does God allow evil to happen?

What is the purpose of the universe?

Is there one true religion?

What are your questions?


Receive a completely confidential response to your theological questions from the staff and faculty of TCN.

Just email your question to Rev. Sam at: info@aaopp.org


Friday, March 27, 2015

ONGOING Biblical Scholarship Course ~ Open to the Public


Revs Bunny or Sam Sewell                                               
 CONTACT:
239-591-4565
FREE ADULT EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY
ONGOING Biblical Scholarship Course ~ Open to the Public
Hosted by MOORINGS PRESBYTERIAN

The Biblical Scholarship Class presently being taught by Revs Sam & Bunny Sewell and sponsored by the Theological Center in Naples and Moorings Presbyterian Church is finishing their exploration of the book of Genesis on Palm Sunday, March 29th, and will resume their weekly classes by beginning the book of Exodus on the Sunday, April 12th, at 11:15AM.

Biblical Scholarship is not the same thing as Bible Study. This Biblical Scholarship Program aims to provide a curriculum similar to that which is taught at accredited seminaries.

The Sewell’s have been teaching Biblical Scholarship in Naples for over two decades.

This unique adult education opportunity is being offered in the Strozier Library on the campus at Moorings Presbyterian Church, 790 Harbour Dr. This is a great time to learn more about how the Bible was written, and how scholars reconcile apparent inconsistencies. Bring your questions, and strengthen your faith by learning how the Bible’s lessons apply to us today.

There is no tuition for this class, however free will offerings are appreciated. 

Please register by contacting Sam & Bunny. bunnysam@bestselfusa.com 
239-591-4565

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The primary resource for this extensive curriculum is the 12 volume Interpreter’s Bible, but students need only show up with their own Bibles, a note pad, pen or pencil and highlighter. Sam and Bunny own the digital software of the Interpreter’s Bible, as well as the twelve volume set. The Interpreter’s Bible is also available in the Moorings Presbyterian Church Library.  You will also receive additional resources via email and in printed form to enhance your learning experience.


The contributors to the study materials are leading biblical scholars from theologically diverse backgrounds, bringing a wealth of fresh perspectives to biblical interpretation from a wide range of Roman Catholic, Protestant, and Jewish backgrounds. 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Rev. Michael Harper "WOWS" the audience!

video
PLEASE NOTE LOCATION CHANGE!!
We are pleased to announce that, NEXT WEEK, on Wednesday, April 1st, the First United Methodist Church, 388 S 1st Ave, at 3rd St, will be hosting our final 2015 Lenten Soup for the Soul Luncheon.


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The Theological Center in Naples ~ SEVENTEENTH Annual
Lenten Soup for the Soul  ~  2015
A Luncheon Series for the Greater Naples Community  
Sponsored by the Theological Center in Naples

“The Activity of the Holy Spirit”

From Creation to Pentecost, in our everyday lives and activities-even unto the present time, the Spirit makes itself known, inspiring our thoughts and actions, from the miraculous, to physical healings, to life changing, soul-shaking, Metanoia  personality transformations. Explore with us how the Spirit blesses our lives on a daily basis. This season our speakers will share their thoughts and experiences on the activity of the Holy Spirit.
We invite you to join us from Noon-1PM each Wednesday during Lent for a simple  meal and reflection offered by spiritual leaders in our community.
Your donations to cover expenses and to support the mission of The Theological   Center In Naples are appreciated. There will be signing for the hearing impaired each week.

     February 25
    Presenter:            Rev Diane Scribner Clevenger (Unity of Naples)
       Location:               St Paul’s Episcopal (3901 Davis Blvd, East of Airport)

     March 4
     Presenter:           Dr Kirt Anderson (Naples Community Church)
Location:           Vanderbilt Pres (1225 Piper Bv-off Immokalee-opposite Sam’s Club)

      March 11
    Presenter:            Dr Jack Haberer (Vanderbilt Presbyterian)
       Location:                 Mayflower Congregational UCC (2900 County Barn - off Davis)
                       
    March 18       
    Presenter:            Deacon Mark Leonard (San Marco Catholic)
       Location:               St John the Evangelist Catholic (625 111th Ave N-West of 41)

    March 25          
    Presenter             Chaplain Michael Harper (Naples Community Hospital)
       Location:               Trinity-by-the-Cove (553 Galleon Dr-off Gordon Dr)

           April 1   (NOTE, LOCATION CHANGE!)
    Presenter:            Nicole Partin, Certified Celebrant (Hodges-Josberger Funeral Home)
       Location:             First United Methodist  (388 S 1st Ave, at 3rd St)
            Luncheon provided by:  Celebration Community Beach Church
           
THE THEOLOGICAL CENTER IN NAPLES IS COMMITTED TO RELIGIOUS EDUCATION   AND OUTREACH AMONG COMMUNITIES OF FAITH,
WHILE FOSTERING DIALOG, TOLERANCE, AND HARMONY

Rev. Michael Harper "WOWS" them at Lenten Soup for the Soul




Leslie Harper - Rev. Michael Harper - Rev Sam Sewell - Rev. Bunny Sewell - Registrar Carolyn Mattioli

PLEASE NOTE LOCATION CHANGE FOR LAST SESSION!


We are pleased to announce that, NEXT WEEK, on Wednesday, April 1st, the First United Methodist Church, 388 S 1st Ave, at 3rd St, will be hosting our final 2015 Lenten Soup for the Soul Luncheon.
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The Theological Center in Naples ~ SEVENTEENTH Annual
Lenten Soup for the Soul  ~  2015
A Luncheon Series for the Greater Naples Community  
Sponsored by the Theological Center in Naples

“The Activity of the Holy Spirit”

From Creation to Pentecost, in our everyday lives and activities-even unto the present time, the Spirit makes itself known, inspiring our thoughts and actions, from the miraculous, to physical healings, to life changing, soul-shaking, Metanoia  personality transformations. Explore with us how the Spirit blesses our lives on a daily basis. This season our speakers will share their thoughts and experiences on the activity of the Holy Spirit.
We invite you to join us from Noon-1PM each Wednesday during Lent for a simple  meal and reflection offered by spiritual leaders in our community.
Your donations to cover expenses and to support the mission of The Theological   Center In Naples are appreciated. There will be signing for the hearing impaired each week.

     February 25
    Presenter:            Rev Diane Scribner Clevenger (Unity of Naples)
       Location:               St Paul’s Episcopal (3901 Davis Blvd, East of Airport)

     March 4
     Presenter:           Dr Kirt Anderson (Naples Community Church)
Location:           Vanderbilt Pres (1225 Piper Bv-off Immokalee-opposite Sam’s Club)

      March 11
    Presenter:            Dr Jack Haberer (Vanderbilt Presbyterian)
       Location:                 Mayflower Congregational UCC (2900 County Barn - off Davis)
                       
    March 18       
    Presenter:            Deacon Mark Leonard (San Marco Catholic)
       Location:               St John the Evangelist Catholic (625 111th Ave N-West of 41)

    March 25          
    Presenter             Chaplain Michael Harper (Naples Community Hospital)
       Location:               Trinity-by-the-Cove (553 Galleon Dr-off Gordon Dr)

           April 1   (NOTE, LOCATION CHANGE!)
    Presenter:            Nicole Partin, Certified Celebrant (Hodges-Josberger Funeral Home)
       Location:             First United Methodist  (388 S 1st Ave, at 3rd St)
            Luncheon provided by:  Celebration Community Beach Church
           
THE THEOLOGICAL CENTER IN NAPLES IS COMMITTED TO RELIGIOUS EDUCATION   AND OUTREACH AMONG COMMUNITIES OF FAITH,
WHILE FOSTERING DIALOG, TOLERANCE, AND HARMONY

http://tcnaples.blogspot.com   239/591-4565

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Lenten Soup For The Soul

March 18, 2015
Contact: Rev Sam Sewell, President
The Theological Center in Naples
News Release
For immediate release
Lenten Soup For The Soul

Rev. Sam Sewell – Rev. Bunny Sewell - Deacon Mark Leonard 

(Naples, FL) – The 17th Annual Lenten Soup for the Soul Series was enjoyed on Wednesday March18th by attendees from many Naples area congregations. The guest speaker for this fourth in a series of six events was Deacon Mark Leonard (San Marco Catholic, who blessed us with an exceptional presentation on the activity of the Holy Spirit at noon Next Wednesday, March 25 the guest speaker will be Chaplain Michael Harper of Naples Community Hospital who will be speaking at
Trinity-By-The-Cove (553 Galleon Dr-off Gordon Dr)

We invite you to join us from Noon-1PM each Wednesday during Lent for a simple meal and reflection offered by spiritual leaders in our community.



“The Activity of the Holy Spirit”

From Creation to Pentecost, in our everyday lives and activities-even unto the present time, the Spirit makes itself known, inspiring our thoughts and actions, from the miraculous, to physical healings, to life changing, soul-shaking, Metanoia personality transformations. Explore with us how the Spirit blesses our lives on a daily basis. This season our speakers will share their thoughts and experiences on the activity of the Holy Spirit.
We invite you to join us from Noon-1PM each Wednesday during Lent for a simple meal and reflection offered by spiritual leaders in our community. There will be a signer for the hearing impaired at each luncheon.
Your donations to cover expenses and to support the mission of The Theological Center In Naples are appreciated.

              February 25
    Presenter:            Rev Diane Scribner Clevenger (Unity of Naples)
       Location:               St Paul’s Episcopal (3901 Davis Blvd, East of Airport)

   March 4
     Presenter:           Dr Kirt Anderson (Naples Community Church)
Location:           Vanderbilt Pres (1225 Piper Bv-off Immokalee-opposite Sam’s Club)

              March 11
    Presenter:            Dr Jack Haberer (Vanderbilt Presbyterian)
       Location:                 Mayflower Congregational UCC (2900 County Barn - off Davis)
                       
    March 18       
    Presenter:            Deacon Mark Leonard (San Marco Catholic)
       Location:               St John the Evangelist Catholic (625 111th Ave N-West of 41)

   March 25          
    Presenter             Chaplain Michael Harper(Naples Community Hospital)
       Location:               Trinity-By-The-Cove(553 Galleon Dr-off Gordon Dr)

         April 1
    Presenter:            Nicole Partin, Certified Celebrant (Hodges-Josberger Funeral Home)
       Location:               Hodges University-  (2655 Northbrooke Dr- North at light off Immokalee Road)
                                         John White Community Room  (2647 Professional Ln, 34119) 

THE THEOLOGICAL CENTER IN NAPLES IS COMMITTED TO
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION AND OUTREACH AMONG COMMUNITIES OF FAITH,
WHILE FOSTERING DIALOG, TOLERANCE, AND HARMONY

 The Rev. Sam Sewell

 President, TCN

Friday, March 13, 2015

Lenten Soup For The Soul - March 11, 2015

March 11, 2015
Contact: Rev Sam Sewell, President
The Theological Center in Naples
News Release
For immediate release
Lenten Soup For The Soul
Rev. Sam Sewell – Rev. Bunny Sewell - Dr. Jack Haberer – Rev. Alan Coe


Rev. Sam Sewell – Rev. Bunny Sewell - Dr. Jack Haberer – Rev. Alan Coe

(Naples, FL) – The 17th Annual Lenten Soup for the Soul Series was enjoyed on Wednesday March1th by attendees from many Naples area congregations. The guest speaker for this third in a series of six events was Dr. Jack Haberer, Pastor of Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church, who blessed us with an exceptional presentation on the activity of the Holy Spirit based on his book, Living the Presence of Spirit. Next Wednesday, March 18  the guest speaker will be Deacon Mark Leonard (San Marco Catholic), who will be speaking at St John the Evangelist Catholic (625 111th Ave N-West of 41)

We invite you to join us from Noon-1PM each Wednesday during Lent for a simple meal and reflection offered by spiritual leaders in our community.


“The Activity of the Holy Spirit”

From Creation to Pentecost, in our everyday lives and activities-even unto the present time, the Spirit makes itself known, inspiring our thoughts and actions, from the miraculous, to physical healings, to life changing, soul-shaking, Metanoia personality transformations. Explore with us how the Spirit blesses our lives on a daily basis. This season our speakers will share their thoughts and experiences on the activity of the Holy Spirit.
We invite you to join us from Noon-1PM each Wednesday during Lent for a simple meal and reflection offered by spiritual leaders in our community. There will be a signer for the hearing impaired at each luncheon.
Your donations to cover expenses and to support the mission of The Theological Center In Naples are appreciated.

              February 25
    Presenter:            Rev Diane Scribner Clevenger (Unity of Naples)
       Location:               St Paul’s Episcopal (3901 Davis Blvd, East of Airport)

   March 4
     Presenter:           Dr Kirt Anderson (Naples Community Church)
Location:           Vanderbilt Pres (1225 Piper Bv-off Immokalee-opposite Sam’s Club)

              March 11
    Presenter:            Dr Jack Haberer (Vanderbilt Presbyterian)
       Location:                 Mayflower Congregational UCC (2900 County Barn - off Davis)
                       
    March 18       
    Presenter:            Deacon Mark Leonard (San Marco Catholic)
       Location:               St John the Evangelist Catholic (625 111th Ave N-West of 41)

   March 25          
    Presenter             Chaplain Michael Harper(Naples Community Hospital)
       Location:               Trinity-By-The-Cove(553 Galleon Dr-off Gordon Dr)

         April 1
    Presenter:            Nicole Partin, Certified Celebrant (Hodges-Josberger Funeral Home)
       Location:               Hodges University-  (2655 Northbrooke Dr- North at light off Immokalee Road)
                                         John White Community Room  (2647 Professional Ln, 34119) 

THE THEOLOGICAL CENTER IN NAPLES IS COMMITTED TO
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION AND OUTREACH AMONG COMMUNITIES OF FAITH,
WHILE FOSTERING DIALOG, TOLERANCE, AND HARMONY

 The Rev. Sam Sewell

 President, TCN

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Lenten Soup For The Soul - March 4, 2015

March 4, 2015
Contact: Rev Sam Sewell, President
The Theological Center in Naples
News Release
For immediate release
Lenten Soup For The Soul

L to R – Kay Fleming (signing) – Dr. Jack Haberer – Dr. Kirt Anderson – Rev. Sam Sewell – Rev. Bunny Sewell

(Naples, FL) – The 17th Annual Lenten Soup for the Soul Series was enjoyed on Wednesday March 4th by attendees from many Naples area congregations. The guest speaker for this second in a series of six events was Dr. Kirt Anderson, Sr Pastor of Naples Community Church, who blessed us with an exceptional presentation on the activity of the Holy Spirit. Next Wednesday, March 11th  the guest speaker will be Dr Jack Haberer from Vanderbilt Presbyterian, who will be speaking at Mayflower Congregational UCC (2900 County Barn - off Davis)

We invite you to join us from Noon-1PM each Wednesday during Lent for a simple meal and reflection offered by spiritual leaders in our community.


“The Activity of the Holy Spirit”

From Creation to Pentecost, in our everyday lives and activities-even unto the present time, the Spirit makes itself known, inspiring our thoughts and actions, from the miraculous, to physical healings, to life changing, soul-shaking, Metanoia personality transformations. Explore with us how the Spirit blesses our lives on a daily basis. This season our speakers will share their thoughts and experiences on the activity of the Holy Spirit.
We invite you to join us from Noon-1PM each Wednesday during Lent for a simple meal and reflection offered by spiritual leaders in our community. There will be a signer for the hearing impaired at each luncheon.
Your donations to cover expenses and to support the mission of The Theological Center In Naples are appreciated.

              February 25
    Presenter:            Rev Diane Scribner Clevenger (Unity of Naples)
       Location:               St Paul’s Episcopal (3901 Davis Blvd, East of Airport)

   March 4
     Presenter:           Dr Kirt Anderson (Naples Community Church)
Location:           Vanderbilt Pres (1225 Piper Bv-off Immokalee-opposite Sam’s Club)

              March 11
    Presenter:            Dr Jack Haberer (Vanderbilt Presbyterian)
       Location:                 Mayflower Congregational UCC (2900 County Barn - off Davis)
                       
    March 18       
    Presenter:            Deacon Mark Leonard (San Marco Catholic)
       Location:               St John the Evangelist Catholic (625 111th Ave N-West of 41)

   March 25          
    Presenter             Chaplain Michael Harper(Naples Community Hospital)
       Location:               Trinity-By-The-Cove(553 Galleon Dr-off Gordon Dr)

         April 1
    Presenter:            Nicole Partin, Certified Celebrant (Hodges-Josberger Funeral Home)
       Location:               Hodges University-  (2655 Northbrooke Dr- North at light off Immokalee Road)
                                         John White Community Room  (2647 Professional Ln, 34119) 

THE THEOLOGICAL CENTER IN NAPLES IS COMMITTED TO
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION AND OUTREACH AMONG COMMUNITIES OF FAITH,
WHILE FOSTERING DIALOG, TOLERANCE, AND HARMONY

 The Rev. Sam Sewell

 President, TCN