Lenten Study: Hanging By a Thread

411KA8IcUTL._SX316_BO1,204,203,200_Lent Study 2018

7:15 – 8:15PM     Wednesday Evenings

February 21, 28 and March 7, 14, 21

In the Advocate House

Everyone is invited to this year’s Lent study, focusing on Sam Well’s reflection on the Crucifixion entitled Hanging by a Thread: The Questions of the Cross.

Here’s the book’s Amazon blurb:

This brilliant series of theological reflections from internationally known scholar and Anglican cleric Samuel Wells reflects on the challenges of our understanding of Christ’s crucifixion that arise today using contemporary ideas in history, biblical studies, and philosophy. Wells deals with such questions as: “Does the improbability of one event having significance for everything, everywhere, for all time leave our faith hanging by a thread?” “Does the possibility that elements of the story did not actually happen leave our Christian heritage hanging by a thread?” “Does the history of persecution that flowed from the classical belief that the Jews were responsible for Jesus’ death leave our morality hanging by a thread?” After reflecting upon six biblical stories, Wells discovers that the cross has an enduring power to shape how we live, how we relate to one another, and how we allow ourselves to be enfolded in God’s story.

The format of our time together will be simple: each week we will review and discuss a couple chapters of the book. The chapters are short, 7-8 pages each, so the reading load will not be heavy.

Everyone is invited to the conversation.

To get a copy of the book or learn more about the series, contact Paul Marvin (pmarvin@nc.rr.com, 919.477.6974).