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

Pilgrims' Course 2019

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

Newcomers to Saint Thomas Church and those not yet members of the church are invited to our 'PILGRIMS' COURSE', which is a comprehensive introduction to the Christian faith, as received and understood by the Episcopal Church. The first session is on Tuesday, January 15 at 6:30pm. For 2019, each evening will begin with a simple meal at 6:30pm and the class will run from 7-8pm. The sessions continue on most Tuesday evenings through May 7. Although the course is specifically designed for those who are considering confirmation or reception into the Episcopal Church, it is fitting for anyone who wishes to explore Christianity, or who wishes to be refreshed in their faith. Everyone is welcome.

It is important that we know who is coming to help us with catering. Please email us at pilgrims@SaintThomasChurch.org if you wish to attend the class and have a meal. Also, please let us know if you have any dietary requirements.

Evening Theology Class: Biblical Justice

On the Wednesdays of February 13, 20, and 27 from 6:30-8:00pm, join us for a special Evening Theology Course in Andrew Hall as we welcome our special guest, Jeremy Waldron, professor of legal and political philosophy at NYU School of Law. He will lead a series of classes on the biblical perspective of justice and judgement in the light of the prophetic tradition of the Hebrew Scripture. 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. Light refreshments will be provided.

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.

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.