Illuminating Faith is a faith education initiative of the Congregation of Mark the Evangelist. Reflecting the Congregation’s own interest in thinking deeply about Christian faith, these studies offer a range of different reflections on Christian confession intended both to illuminate that faith, and to show how Christian faith can itself be illuminating.
Illuminating Faith will be a growing resource of free PDF study materials suitable for small group and individual study, free to download and print, or which can be ordered at minimal cost for delivery within Australia. Much of the material has been prepared and edited by members of the congregation.
The studies will be in a mixture of styles. Most are read-and-discuss booklets, providing a reflection on a biblical text or faith theme to be read prior to a group coming together to discuss the material. Some studies will be guides to reading a biblical text, with the study group itself generating its own responses to the passages being considered. In some cases the studies will include suggestions for prayer or other liturgical acts appropriate to the material. Some of the material will oriented towards a particular season in the liturgical year (Advent, Lent, etc.), and some of it is linked to parts of the Revised Common Lectionary cycles.
We’re just beginning, so we’ve not got much to share yet, but we’ve big plans for growth! Keep in touch by joining the Illuminating Faith email list or following our Illuminating Faith Facebook page (when it’s up!).
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Forthcoming in 2018 from Illuminating Faith
The Apostles’ Creed: The historic faith of the Christian Church in a culture of indifference (Bruce Barber)
The Song of Songs: Four Advent Studies (Craig Thompson)