2018 Lenten Studies Schedule
Power and Passion
– Will Lauderback
7 a.m. Mean Mug on Main Street
Noon FCUMC Room 125
6 p.m. Room 101/102
The Day the Revolution Began
– Tim Threadgill
7 a.m. Camp House Coffee on MLK
Noon FCUMC Conference Room
6 p.m. The Vine
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Lenten Study Groups begin February 21
The Day the Revolution Began with Tim Threadgill
“The renowned scholar, Anglican bishop, and bestselling author widely considered to be the heir to C. S. Lewis contemplates the central event at the heart of the Christian faith—Jesus’ crucifixion—arguing that the Protestant Reformation did not go far enough in transforming our understanding of its meaning. In The Day the Revolution Began, N. T. Wright once again challenges commonly held Christian beliefs as he did in his acclaimed Surprised by Hope. Demonstrating the rigorous intellect and breathtaking knowledge that have long defined his work, Wright argues that Jesus’ death on the cross was not only to absolve us of our sins; it was actually the beginning of a revolution commissioning the Christian faithful to a new vocation—a royal priesthood responsible for restoring and reconciling all of God’s creation.”
This class will utilize both The Day the Revolution Began by NT Wright and NT Wright and the Revolutionary Cross by Derek Vreeland. Participants are encouraged to use both books during the series but to the volume of reading in Dr. Wright’s book the class sessions will follow the readers guide by Derek Vreeland. Both books are available for sale in the church office.
Power and Passion with Will Lauderback
We are all in search of and on the journey towards resurrection. This Lent we will use Dr. Samuel Wells’, Power and Passion: Six Characters in Search of Resurrection as a guide for our journey towards the cross and ultimately resurrection. “Samuel Wells vividly paints the stories surrounding Jesus’ cross and resurrection. We see the weakness of Pontius Pilate and Barabbas, and the compromised character of Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus. We discover the subtle power of Pilate’s wife. And in Peter and Mary Magdalene we find the true power of resurrection, bringing forgiveness and ending the stranglehold of death, thus transforming all human passion.”
We will use this book and a scripture passage each week to guide of lesson and discussion. The book is available for sale in the church office.