Small groups and the Church as a learning community
A learning faith is a growing faith. We learn about our faith and reflect on it. Doing so helps us understand the faith of others too. We're all in this together! Read on for opportunities, both events and websites to help small groups and other learning possibilities. Oh, and anything else that fits!
You’re at a barbeque and conversation with some new friends takes an interesting turn. You mention you went to church that morning, an Anglican one in fact. The next question? “So what’s Anglican mean?”
Parishes and agencies in the Anglican Diocese Southern Queensland can book in now for the wonders of the 360 Project, delivered to you in your place! Just book a seminar, round up at least 10 people and Jonathan and/or Fiona will head to anywhere in the diocese to facilitate your choice.
The start of 2019 marks the beginning of something different for me. This is the first year in which I won’t have anything to do with the ministry of Religious Instruction in our Queensland state schools. The ever wonderful Jonathan Kemp will be taking up that work directly.
Imagine a locally-produced six-episode course with videos featuring faith experts and discussion questions designed to be used by you on your own or with a group. And it’s free! Click here to find out more…
At the beginning of July, St Francis College hosted an awesome event as a way of focusing us all on NAIDOC week for 2018. Following the theme of "Because of her, we can", a group of brilliant women talked about those who have truly inspired them to work towards reconciliation and peace for all.
There's no doubt Jesus encouraged people reconciled with each other and with God. In practice approaching reconciliation with our fellow humans is not always easy. Where do we start? What can we practically do? One way is to hear the stories of people, their feelings, emotions and thoughts.
How do you make a biblical film that will satisfy audiences? Deliver word-for-word speeches straight from an acceptable translation? Remain faithful to conventional dogma? Stay true to the depiction of ancient cultural lifestyles, but not too faithful so as to alienate Western audiences? Adapting any much loved text is going to be problematic.