LENT 2015 COURSE
Same-Sex Issues and the Bible
Christ Church Cathedral
Four Thursdays in Lent from 7pm – 8.30pm
26 Feb • 5 March • 12 March • 19 March
Presented by the Very Revd Dermot Dunne, Dean of Christ Church, the cathedral will host a series of talks on same–sex Issues and the Bible during Lent, in association with BACI (the Biblical Association for the Church of Ireland). The aim of the course is to bring the Church’s discussion and discernment process on these issues to everyday Christians in the Church of Ireland. Admission is free and all are warmly invited to attend.
The course has been carefully designed to incorporate recent biblical thinking in this area and to offer both traditionalist and more modern ways of considering the key texts. It demands no theological expertise of participants, but does invite groups to ponder the theological, biblical and sociological questions in a non–academic fashion. It is hoped that it will enable participants to think over the issues prayerfully with respect both for the biblical texts, for one another and for those whose lives are affected by the debate.
Topics will include:
- The Teaching of Jesus – extracts from Matthew’s Gospel.
- The Prohibitions of Leviticus.
- Implications from the Creation Narratives.
- Paul’s teaching on unnatural or depraved sexuality. (Romans 1)
- Sin lists, condemnation, exemption and redemption. (Other Pauline texts with Acts 10–11.)
A 36–page booklet can be downloaded from www.bibliahibernica.wordpress.com and copies can also be purchased from Best Sellers (The Bible Society) or Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin, for €1.50 or €8 for six copies, and from The Book Well (postage included) and St Anne’s Cathedral Belfast for £1.60.
The Bible Study series has been commended by both patrons of BACI, the Archbishop of Armagh and the Archbishop of Dublin.
Admission is free and all are warmly invited to attend.
For further information or to book your place please call the office on 01 677 8099 or email ei.hcruhctsirhc@emoclew