Being Christian Study Series August 2016

In August 2016 reading groups will meet to consider together Rowan Williams’ Being Christian: Baptism, Bible, Eucharist, Prayer. Each of the meetings will consider one of the chapters of the book in sequence – a total of four sessions.

The following is lifted from the blurb on the listing for the book:

“In this simple, beautifully written book Rowan Williams explores four essential components of the Christian life: baptism, Bible, Eucharist, and prayer. Despite huge differences in Christian thinking and practice both today and in past centuries, he says, these four basic elements have remained constant and indispensable for the majority of those who call themselves Christians.

In accessible, pastoral terms Williams discusses the meaning and practice of baptism, the Bible, the Eucharist, and prayer, inviting readers to really think through the Christian faith and how to live it out. Questions for reflection and discussion at the end of each chapter help readers to dig deeper and apply Williams’s insights to their own lives.”

At least two groups will meet to consider Williams’ book”

  • Wednesday nights 7.30pm in North Melbourne August 10-31 at the minister’s manse.
  • Friday mornings, 10.00am, Habitat Uniting Church Hawthorn in the Augustine library – 2 Minona St, Hawthorn – commencing Friday August 12 – September 2

You are welcome to attend either group variously through the series – the Wednesday and Friday groups will be considering the same chapter each week. (There is a possibility of other groups close to the city or in Hawthorn if there is sufficient interest)

Please let Craig know if you are interested in one of these study groups, preferably via our registration form; if you’re keen and can’t make one of these, let me know and we might be able to convene another in those weeks. (Contact: Craig Thompson, minister at Mark the Evangelist).

The book is available electronically (at least on Kindle, and possibly other formats from other suppliers) and via other online book sellers; The Book Depository is a reliable source which can usually deliver books within a week or so. Other online sources can be found here.

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These discussion groups are organised by the Congregation of Mark the Evangelist(Uniting Church, North Melbourne), in conjunction with Habitat Uniting Church, Canterbury and Hawthorn.