19:30 - This four week course is designed to give a reflective overview of the way the phrase ‘Kingdom of God’ has been understood both in the Bible and, through history, in the church. It is often argued that the proclamation of the Kingdom of God was the main theme of the three years of Jesus' Galilean ministry. And yet it is also sometimes said that this most important of ingredients in the teaching of Jesus is given insufficient prominence in the liturgy, teaching and practices of the church – and that where it does come to prominence the understanding engendered is too often partial or one-sided. The course will encourage us to reflect on this and perhaps to better understand some of the multifaceted aspects of God’s kingdom, past, present and future, in which Christian disciples aim to live and move and have their being.
The course will run on 13 & 20 January and 3 & 10 February 2020 in the usual time slots of 10am-12 noon, 2pm-4pm and 7.30pm-9.30pm, and will be taught in the St Luke’s Room of the Old Cathedral School.
Free to attend, with donations gratefully appreciated.