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Songs of Politics & Protest, Nature Photography as a Spiritual Path, Jewish-Christian Dialogue

Program Number: 21339RJ
Start and End Dates:
4/27/2014 - 5/2/2014;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Lake Junaluska, North Carolina
Price starting at: $678.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Multi-Topic
Meals: 15; 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners    
Meal Options: Low Fat; Vegetarian; Low Salt    

A D-SLR camera (or compact camera that can be operated in manual mode) is required for this program along with a tripod, a laptop computer, and processing software (such as Adobe Elements 10, LightRoom 3 or 4, or PhotoShop CS5 or CS6). Accessories such as a remote release and polarizing filters are suggested but not required.




Date Specific Information

4-27-2014

Enjoy the latest in hearing technology — listening devices — on this date.



Coordinated by Intentional Growth Center.



International Songs of Politics and Protest

Exploring songs of freedom from tyranny, songs of peace, human and civil rights, economic justice, songs that stir the soul.



Nature Photography as a Spiritual Path

Professional nature photographer Don McGowan will show you how to use your camera and your processing software more effectively, so that your creativity can flourish. Let your camera become a vehicle of the spirit on a journey to the deepest parts of who you are as a creative being.



Differences Between Christianity and Judaism

Explore the religious/theological beliefs and practices that unite and divide Christians and Jews as we try to better understand both groups and explore possibilities toward advancing the Jewish-Christian dialogue.




Lake Junaluska

The Blue Ridge Parkway runs along the ridgelines of Haywood County, offering visitors to Lake Junaluska a beautiful view of the Southern Appalachians Mountains. Asheville and the famous Biltmore Estate are a short drive away.



Accommodations
Modern Hotel overlooking scenic Lake Junaluska. Gorgeous views from the dining room. Alcohol and smoke-free facilities.
Meals and Lodgings
   Terrace Hotel
  Lake Junaluska, NC 5 nights
 Terrace Hotel
Type: Conference Center
  Contact info: 689 N Lakeshore Drive
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 USA
phone: 828-452-2881 x490
web: www.lakejunaluska.com
  Room amenities: In room coffeemaker, iron and ironing board; hair dryer upon request
  Facility amenities: Hotel Lobby has coffee 24 hours/day; outdoor pool in season; fitness center nearby; free internet access
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior:  Participants must contact hotel in advance to confirm rates and availability. Meals may be purchased on an individual basis. 1-800-222-4930
  Check in time: 3:00 PM
  Additional nights after:  Participants must contact hotel in advance to confirm rates and availability. Meals may be purchased on an individual basis. 1-800-222-4930
  Check out time: 11:00 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Program begins with registration at 3:00 P.M. at the Terrace Hotel You will be staying at Terrace Hotel that night.
  End of Program:
Program ends after lunch at 1:00 PM, check out by 11:00 AM You will be staying at Terrace Hotel the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
Free
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Lake Junaluska, NC
  Nearest city or town:  Waynesville, NC
  Nearest highway: Routes 23/74 and Interstate 40
  Nearest airport:  Asheville, NC
  From End of Program
  Location: Lake Junaluska, NC
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Asheville

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
various
phone: 828-452-2881 x384
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Travel Time:

 

45 min 

 

Distance:

 

35 miles

   

The Conference Center has a contract with a commercial service in Asheville. Call for information.

 
Driving Directions
  From the East (Asheville) I-40 West to Exit 27 (Hwy. 19, 23, 74) 25 miles; follow Hwy 19 South 4.1 miles to Exit 103; continue on Hwy 19 South 1 mile to stone gate entrance to Lake Junaluska Assembly. Turn right on N Lakeshore Drive; at next intersection, turn right and continue on Lakeshore Drive to: Terrace Hotel (on the left) .5 mile. To Lambuth Inn, continue on Lakeshore Drive up the hill to the Cross and take a sharp left. GPS devices are frequently incorrect in this area. Please use written directions as you approach Wayesville.
  From the North on I-81 After entering the state of Tennessee, continue to Exit 57, exit onto US-23 and/or I-26 south to Johnson City. Follow US-23/I-26 into North Carolina, into Asheville. Take right ramp onto I-240 towards US-74A/I-26/I-40W. Take right ramp onto I-240 towards I-26. At exit 1A, take ramp onto I-40 W towards Canton/Knoxville. then follow directions from Asheville (above). GPS directions are frequently incorrect in this area. Please use written directions as you approach Waynesville.
  From the South (Atlanta) I-85 North to I-985 to Hwy 23 North to Waynesville, NC (187 miles). At Exit 102B take Hwy. 276 North 1.3 miles to junction of Hwy. 19 South. Turn right on Hwy. 19. Drive a short distance to Lake Junaluska Assembly entrance which will be on your left. Turn left on N Lakeshore Drive and at the next intersection, turn right and continue on Lakeshore Drive to Terrace Hotel (on the left) .5 miles. To Lambuth Inn, continue on Lakeshore Drive up the hill to the Cross and take a sharp left. GPS directions are frequently incorrect in this area. Please use written directions as you approach Waynesville.
  From the West (Knoxville) I-40 East to Exit 20 (90 miles; Take Hwy. 276 to Hwy 19 North (5.8 miles). Turn left on Hwy. 19 North and continue 3 miles to Lake Junaluska Assembly entrance. Turn left on N Lakeshore Drive; at next intersection turn right and continue on Lakeshore Drive to Terrace Hotel (on the left) .5 mile. To Lambuth Inn, continue on Lakeshore Drive up the hill to the Cross and take a sharp left. GPS directions are frequently incorrect in this area. Please use written directions as you approach Waynesville.
Equipment Requirements: A D-SLR camera (or compact camera that can be operated in manual mode) is required for this program along with a tripod, a laptop computer, and processing software (such as Adobe Elements 10, LightRoom 3 or 4, or PhotoShop CS5 or CS6). Accessories such as a remote release and polarizing filters are suggested but not required.
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Registration and Orientation
(Sunday, April 27)
   
 Afternoon: Registration
 Dinner: Dinner served in hotel dining room, buffet style
 Evening: Orientation
   
Accommodations: Terrace Hotel
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Morning and afternoon courses. Brief free time before dinner.
(Monday, April 28)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast served in Hotel dining room, buffet style
 Morning: Course One: Names, epithets and titles of God in Judaism. The concept of God in the Jewish Bible and in post-biblical literature. Radical monotheism. The shema. Rejection of systematization of theology in Judaism. The rabbinic idea of machloket. Maimonides' "Thirteen Principles of Faith." Torah and God: the relationship according to Tj Hag. 1:17 Course Two: The Heart of Digital Mechanics
 Lunch: Lunch served in Hotel dining room, buffet style
 Afternoon: Course One: Introduction and brief history of the subject The Labor Movement. Listening to the songs of Joe Hill, Woody Guthrie, Joe Glaser, Hazel Dickens, Jean Ritchie, Pete Seeger and others.
 Dinner: Dinner served in Hotel dining room, buffet style
 Evening: Movie
   
Accommodations: Terrace Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Morning and afternoon courses.
(Tuesday, April 29)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast served in hotel dining room, buffet style
 Morning: Course One: The Christian concept of God. Virgin birth, incarnation, Kenosis theory in Letter to the Philippians. A concept of incarnation in Judaism (Ez.2:8-10). The terms Christ and Messiah. The Christological titles in the New Testament: their previous Jewish meaning and their transformation. The concept of Trinity within monotheism (St. Augustine). Heresies. The Nicaean Creed and its fallout for the Jews. Course Two: Being Fussy: It's more than Point-and-Shoot.
 Lunch: Lunch served in hotel dining room, buffet style
 Afternoon: One course offering -- The Civil War, The Underground Railroad, The Civil Rights Movement with cultural brokers such as Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, Joan Baez, Peter, Paul and Mary. Free time to explore the area.
 Dinner: Dinner served in hotel dining room, buffet style
 Evening: Local Entertainment
   
Accommodations: Terrace Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Two Classes in the morning. Free time in the afternoon to explore. Evening class.
(Wednesday, April 30)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast served in hotel dining room, buffet style
 Morning: Course One -- The Great Commission. Resurrection. The forty days. Ascension. Pentecost (shavu'ot). Early Judeo-Christian. Church. Stephen's death. Saul on the Road to Damascus. Paul's modification of Judaism for the Gentiles and his motivation. Circumcision, kashrut, holy calendar. Jewish and Hellenistic theological justification for Paul's missionizing of gentiles. Plato's Parable of the Cave. The philosophical notions of “signifier" and "signified." Romans 9-11.Was Paul a Jewish traitor or Jewish dreamer? Paul's teleology in I Corinthians 15:24. Course Two: Gone Photographin' (A trip to Corneille's garden)
 Lunch: Lunch served in hotel dining room, buffet style
 Afternoon: Free time to explore the area
 Dinner: Dinner served in hotel dining room, buffet style
 Evening: Class: The Nueva Cancion Movement of Latin America with Mercedes Sosa, Victor Jara and Violeta Parra, The Anti-Apartheid Movement with Miriam Makeba. The Junta in Greece and the Work of Mikis Theodorakis. The Partisans during the Holocaust.
   
Accommodations: Terrace Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Three classes during the day. Evening banquet followed by local entertainment.
(Thursday, May 1)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast served in hotel dining room, buffet style
 Morning: Course One: What is a symbol? Circumcision in Judaism and its purpose. What is a sacrament in the Church? The seven sacraments. Jewish antecedents to Christian baptism: proselyte baptism, Essene ablutions, and John the Baptist's baptism. Jewish and Christian notions of sin compared. The didache and the mechanics of Christian baptism. Course Two: Pixelations: How to process all these images
 Lunch: Lunch served in hotel dining room, buffet style
 Afternoon: One course offering -- The Solidarity Movement led by Bob Marley of Jamaica, Ewan McColland the British Revivalists, Tom Lehrer and his expose on pollution and The Women's Movement, as well as the songs about the Environment. The American Musical theatre and its examples of protest Free time in the afternoon.
 Dinner: Dinner served in hotel dining room, buffet style with special reserved seating set aside.
 Evening: Entertainment
   
Accommodations: Terrace Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Two courses: Women in Film and Folklore in Modern Society. Wrap-up and dismissal following lunch.
(Friday, May 2)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel dining room, buffet style
 Morning: Course One: The Exodus, the Jewish Passover and their meaning. Kiddush. The Eucharist (Holy Communion, Last Supper, Lord's Supper). The ongoing need for this sacrament. Christ's words of institution of the Last Supper and possible meanings. Course Two: Walking in Beauty: Through a Glass and Heart-ly (An evaluation of the results)
 Lunch: Lunch served in hotel dining room, buffet style
   
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Lake Junaluska, NC General Overview
On the grounds: Golf (adjacent to Lake Junaluska); Tennis, Shuffleboard, walk around the lake (featuring the Rose Walk, Foot Bridge, Asbury Trail); Corneille Bryan Native Garden; The United Methodist Heritage Center; Junaluska Bookstore and Gift Shop; Junaluska Library; World Methodist Museum; Suzanna Wesley Gardens. Nearby places of interest: Downtown Waynesville with many unique shops; Asheville: Biltmore House in Asheville; Thomas Wolfe Home; Flat Rock: Carl Sandburg Home; Blue Ridge Parkway; Cherokee Indian Reservation; Dillsboro, Maggie Valley, Smoky Mountain National Park.
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


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