August Blog: Learning for Discipleship
21st August 2015: From Canon Anna Norman-Walker
We are all at different stages in our Christian journey and for many of us it is helpful to engage in learning beyond the Sunday sermon and our own personal reading. During the autumn there will be a range of opportunities open to us at the Cathedral.
Pilgrim Course: The Lord's Prayer
Thursdays 1st October to 5th November 2015, 19.00-21.00 - Pearson Education Centre
Following a very successful first module in the Spring we are offering the second step of the Pilgrim Course during which we shall explore the Lord's Prayer.
Over six weeks we shall explore the Christian belief that Jesus invites us into a new relationship with God as our Father through prayer. We shall unpack the idea of the kingdomof God, which is central to Jesus’ teaching and being a Christian disciple. We shall ask the question: How does God feed his people, and what does it means to pray the words: 'Give us this day our daily bread'? We shall think about the central place of forgiveness in the Christian life: both receiving God’s forgiveness and forgiving others and will consider our strengths and weaknesses, exploring what it means to ask God for help and protection.
We can accommodate up to 25 on this course, which is aimed primarily at those wanting to get back to the basics or are exploring the Christian faith for the first time.
The Hooker Lecture: Dr Paula Gooder
Thursday 12th November 2015 at 19.30
‘I believe in the resurrection of the body’
Paula is theologian in residence for the Bible Society and internationally renowned New Testament Theologian.
This lecture is aimed at those with a more academic interest in Theology or who have been on the journey for a little while.
The Advent Course: Expecting Christ
Thursdays 26th November to 17th December 2015, 19.00-21.00 - Pearson Education Centre
‘Expecting Christ’ – The Advent York Course.
The writer Graham Greene famously said that there is always one moment in childhood where a door opens and lets the future in. In this course written by Bishop David Wilbourne we look at several moments in our faith and lives where a door opens and lets Christ in, catching the sense of expectancy which not only comes at the season of Advent, but throughout the year. In particular, we will be thinking about how Christ can surprise us and meet us in four distinct contexts: in family, in ourselves, in prayer and in the end.
This course is especially designed for anyone on the Christian journey and who wants to explore their faith in the company of others.