The School of the Word
SOTW 1 (Gospels)
6 sessions. Topics taken up: why the Bible at all; the Sunday readings; what is a Gospel; the Gospel of the current year; who is “the Jesus” of this Gospel; discipleship today.
SOTW 2 (Old Testament)
6 sessions. Topics taken up: Whose bible (Jewish, Reformed, Catholic, Orthodox); the Sunday readings from the Old Testament; the Pentateuch; the history of Israel; the Psalms; the Prophets.
These vary a good deal according to the request of the each parish/ group
The Letter to the Romans
8 sessions, taking us through the whole letter. Topics: Rome at the time; Romans as a letter and as a speech; Rom 1-4; Rom 5-8; Rom 9-11; Rom 12-15; Rom 16; Romans for today.
8 sessions. Topics: What is a prophet; Amos and justice (1); Amos and justice (2); Who is/are Isaiah? Isaiah and justice; Isaiah and liberation; Isaiah and hope; Isaiah and the New Testament.
The Eucharist in Biblical Perspective
6 sessions. Topics: meals and the Kingdom of God; the Last Supper; what was going on in Corinth? the Mass from the Reformation to today; Eucharistic presence; the Mass today.
Read the Gospel of John Together
Sandymount Christchurch: 8 sessions on the Fourth Gospel, over the whole year (2017-2018)