Book and Bible Study

MONDAY BOOK READING GROUP

A book reading exploring how to live as Christians The Politics of Jesus by John H. Yoder, a Mennonite theologian, well known for his extensive writing on peace and the Christian church. This book, first published in 1972, explores the distinctive way of life offered in the New Testament. He explores the ‘Kingdom of God’ , Jesus’ way of peace, and the revolution offered by Jesus, among other themes: the authority of the state, Jesus the ‘Lamb’. He expects that the disciple of Jesus will be taken into a way of nonviolent resistance. The group will be limited to 8 persons. If necessary we will form another group.WHEN: MONDAY weekly in Semester 2, 1.00-2.00pm; beginning 1st AUGUST.WHERE: Chaplaincy Rooms, level 3, Union House (above the South Dining Room & Bubble Shop: access by stairs behind the Noodle Shop).

More information: Wes Campbell (Ecumenical Chaplain); Please Register Your Interest by contacting Wes Campbell: wesleyc@unimelb.edu.au; tel: 8344 6034.

WEDNESDAY BIBLE CONVERSATION: GENESIS.

Reading the first eleven chapters of Genesis.

Since Charles Darwin the church has been on the ‘back foot’. The theory of evolution has caused a crisis of faith for many. Some believe you have to choose either creation or evolution, but that is a false move. The debate is misleading, especially when it fails to appreciate that this is theological writing. These chapters present a distinctive Jewish-Christian view of the world as ‘creation’. We will read a section of Genesis and explore it, assisted by contemporary biblical scholars. We may also invite a lecturer in Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) to join us for a session or two.  WHEN: weekly, 1.00-2.00pm Wednesdays, beginning 3rd August.WHERE: Chaplains Rooms, level 3, Union House (above the South Dining Room & Bubble Shop: access by stairs behind the Noodle Shop).

More information: Wes Campbell (Ecumenical Chaplain). Please Register Your Interest by contacting Wes Campbell: wesleyc@unimelb.edu.au; tel: 8344 6034.

The group will be limited to 8 persons. If necessary we will form another group.

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