C.S. Lewis, Anonymous Orthodox? | May 8 - 29, 2019
Taught by Lee Webb
Many of us have been deeply influenced by the works of C.S. Lewis, including Mere Christianity and The Chronicles of Narnia. In his essay "C.S. Lewis, an 'Anonymous Orthodox'?", Metropolitan Kallistos Ware writes that Lewis's 'thinking is often profoundly in harmony with the patristic and Orthodox standpoint. Starting from Western premises, he reached conclusions that an Orthodox Christian can wholeheartedly endorse." Ware highlights "four significant points of convergence between Lewis and Orthodoxy," which will form the basis of our four sessions.
May 8 The Hiddenness of God
May 15 The Doctrines of Incarnation and Trinity
May 22 The Sacramental Character of Creation
May 29 The Vocation and Destiny of the Human Person
Sacrifice in the Bible & Christian Life | November 6 - December 18, 2019
Taught by Fr Jeremy
Sacrifice is central to the message of the Bible. Today we rarely speak of it, since it carries such intensely negative connotations. Yet sacrifice shouldn't be scary to us! In ancient times, it was a precious and meaningful gift, welcoming God into the lives of His people.
We will take a fresh look at the sacrifices of the Old Testament and their fulfillment in Christ. We will then consider how Christ's sacrifice bears fruit in us today, in the offerings we make to God.
November 6 Sacrifice as a Welcoming Gift
November 13 The Old Testament Sacrifices
(November 20 No Class)
November 27 Christ Fulfills Them All
December 4 He Transforms Us Into Pure Sacrifices
December 11 Christians Offer the Sacrifice of Praise
December 18 Christians Offer the Sacrifice of Their Lives