St. Paul is one of the most perpetually significant men who ever lived
Without the spiritual earthquake brought about by St. Paul, Christianity may never have survived. His authentic voice can still be heard in his surviving letters or Epistles, which not only contain numerous autobiographical clues, but also are the earliest Christian documents in existence and rank high among the most valuable literature the world had ever produced. St. Paul is often pointed to as the source for much of the Church’s theology, tradition and practice.
The Our Gang Reading Club and Gossip Exchange will have as it’s guide Michael Grant, a unique figure among classical scholars of our time, to help us consider in detail Paul’s extent literature, along with material of his four evangelical journeys and the reasons for the spectacular conversion on the road to Damascus.
The exploration of St. Paul begins Wed morning, May 9, 2012
The ancient Office of the Church, Morning Prayer is said on every Wednesday morning @ 10:00AM in the Chapel, followed by the Reading Club @ 10:30AM in Hosea Hall. Books will be available for purchase in the Church Office.
Fr. Pierce will lend a hand in this exciting and intellectually stimulating look at the man some believe created Christianity; and others feel quite differently.
We’re starting a new curriculum in the Bible Quest class – Weaving God’s Promises. Thecurriculum was developed and written exclusively for the Episcopal Church. The program is titled Weaving God’s Promises after the process of faith formation in which we learn how God’s promises of salvation are inextricably woven into our lives. The program follows a three-year cycle with the following themes: Weaving Our Faith, Weaving Together the Family of God, and Weaving God’s Beloved Community.
Weaving God’s Promises teaches children the way of Christ, not only in the church but also in the world, and gives them a solid grounding for future youth formation programs, which in turn prepares them for Christian adulthood.
Weaving God’s Promises foster the spiritual formation and growth of our children in Christ’s love and mercy, teaches the spirit of forgiveness and reconciliation, and sends our children out into the world as Christ’s ambassadors.
Education for Ministry, the four-year theological study program of the School of Theology at Sewanee covering the Bible, church history, and theology, reconvened in early September at St. John’s. The course provides a comprehensive, experiential education in the foundations of Christian mission and faith for laity. Tuition is $350 annually. Participants do not have to be members of the Episcopal Church. Because course materials must be ordered in advance, the deadline for enrollment is Monday, August 15. For more information call Ned Meekins at 873-3991 or email email@example.com – or talk to any current or former participants of the course.
Education for Ministry, the four-year theological study program of the School of Theology at Sewanee covering the Bible, church history and theology, will reconvene in mid-September at St. John’s. The course provides a comprehensive, experiential education in the foundations of Christian mission and faith for laity. Participants do not have to be member of the Episcopal Church.
For more information call Ned Meekins at 873-3991 or talk to any current or former participants of the course