Theology

Classes

Classes are offered every Sunday morning (except Easter Day) at 10am. Classes are also offered on selected weekday evenings particularly from September through May. Please access the theology calendar for exact dates and times. A summary of current and upcoming classes is listed below.

Current

The Seven Stories, 2018-2019
This course of study and lively discussion, based on a curriculum by Anthony Bartlett, identifies seven major themes of transformation working through the Holy Scriptures. With the guidance of Father Matthew Moretz, each of these themes, or “stories,” will be explored as they make their way throughout the Bible to the radical conclusion in Jesus Christ. Each story cycle is made up of three sections, the first two lessons focus on the Old Testament scriptures, the final lesson on Jesus Christ and the Gospels. Every cycle always looks to how Jesus interpreted and drew from His scriptures and traditions to create and complete His Mission. The way in which these motifs are connected from the beginning to the end of the Scriptures will provide insights and wisdom that are urgent and transforming.

Each class session begins at 10:00 am on Sundays and lasts about 45 minutes. Coffee and tea will be provided during the class.

Upcoming

Biblical Justice: Some Preliminaries

On Sunday, December 16, join us for our Theology Class at 10am on the fifth floor of the parish house as we welcome our special guest, Jeremy Waldron, professor of legal and political philosophy at NYU School of Law. He will present an introduction to a course that he will be leading in 2019 on the biblical perspective of justice and judgement in the light of the prophetic tradition. A prolific scholar, Waldron has written extensively on jurisprudence and political theory, including numerous books and articles on theories of rights, constitutionalism, the rule of law, democracy, property, torture, security, homelessness, and the philosophy of international law. Coffee and tea are provided.

The Rector’s Christian Doctrine Class 2019

A systematic treatment of the essentials of the Christian faith, as received through the Catholic heritage of Anglicanism within the Episcopal Church.

The Rector's Christian Doctrine Class is offered from January to May. The class is especially designed for those who want to be confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church, but it is also for anyone who is interested in learning more about Christ and about the doctrine and traditions of the Church, as we've received them.

Each class session begins at 6:30pm and lasts about an hour, and all are welcome to attend Evensong before the class. Light refreshments will be provided during the class.

The class schedule can be found here. More information regarding topics will be posted in due course.

Weekly Bible Study

At 12:45pm, (almost) every Friday of the year there is a weekly Bible study. Check the calendar to see if the Bible study is meeting on a particular upcoming Friday afternoon.