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Theology Update for the Week of February 23

posted on Friday, February 21, 2014
by Fr Austin

Dear friends in Christ

This week I will be in Alexandria, Virginia, at the Virginia Theological Seminary, where for a couple of days the Anglican-Roman Catholic theological consultation in the U.S.A. is meeting. May we pray for Jesus’ prayer to be fulfilled, that we have unity so that the world may believe in him.

Here are some updates:

On Sunday, February 23, the class “Sick People in the Bible” will turn to the New Testament to study accounts of healings done by Jesus. It meets each Sunday at 10am on the 5th floor, and is repeated on Thursdays at 12:40pm on the 2nd floor. Newcomers are always welcome, and there is always coffee and tea.

The topic for the Rector's Christian Doctrine Class on Tuesday, February 25, is prayer. For Christians, prayer is always a trinitarian event, and there are many kinds of prayer. Anyone interested in the topic is welcome: Andrew Hall, 6:30 to 7:30pm.

Ethical Wednesdays: On February 26, join us for the final session on my book Christian Ethics: A Guide for the Perplexed. The discussion will be on the importance of friendship to ethics, and on the questions raised by intellectual disability. There will be coffee too: in Andrew Hall from 6:30 to 7:30pm.

After this week:

Christians Readings Greeks, the series of first-Monday seminars, will discuss Plato's Apology on March 3 at 6:15 p.m. Anyone who reads the dialogue (in any translation) is welcome to the seminar. The seminar on April 7 will be on Sophocles' play "Antigone."

Should a Christian Sell Everything? Professor Stephen Hildebrand of Franciscan University will address this question in the spring theology lecture on Wednesday, March 19, at 6:30 p.m. How did early Christian thinkers interpret this saying of Jesus? No reservations needed; reception will follow.

Peace

Fr Austin


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