The Diocese of Glasgow and Galloway: Learning and Discipleship       

 

General Ideas

1

Looking for a short summer course?

Why not try:

 

Soul Keeping.

 

This course was tried by one of the Learning & Discipleship Team at St John's, Greenock for Advent 2015.


The Publisher described this course:

 

The soul is NOT "a theological and abstract subject." The soul is the coolest, eeriest, most mysterious, evocative, crucial, sacred, eternal, life-directing, fragile, indestructible, controversial, expensive dimesion of your existence. Jesus said it's worth more than the world.

 

 

What We Did: A group of us from St John's meet each week to study Soul Keeping - Caring for the Most Important Part of You by John Ortberg.

 

There is a supporting study guide and video. The book is dedicated to Dallas Willard who was the author's spiritual guide. It's in 3 sections-

 

A. What the Soul is

B. What the Soul needs

C. The Soul restored

 

 

 

The Study Guide is based on 6 sessions of around one and a half hours. Each session begins with watching a video with notes provided as you follow what's being said on the screen. There are a blank spaces for anything that you might want to add yourself in the accompanying booklet.

 

 

 

 

The main part of each session follows with a group discussion on the video presentation. There is additional material for members can complete on their own between sessions and discuss at the start of the next meeting.

 

Our Comments: We recommend it because there's a great deal of material, bur it's probably best to be selective of the questions discussed. Not everyone warmed to the author's video presentation.

 

More information.

 

 



 

 

2

Exploring the theme of the human traffiking

Why not try:

Arizona Market

 

This is a one-man play written and performed by Andy Patterson.

It is cleverly written in the context of the Bosnian crisis.

The play has a sting in the tail guaranteed to shock and then prompt reflection and discussion.

 

 

What We Did: The Renfrewshire Heartland Episcopal Churches followed the biblical motifs of suffering, rejaction, abuse and slavary during Lent 2017.

 

The five-week course ended with Arizona Market. It brought together the thinking and learning of the Lenten course.

 

It was a creative and engaging conclusion to a very demanding and insightful Lent course. The play last just under one hour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Comments:

We recommend this one-man play for

its creativity and insight.

Andy brings all the props

and lighting and the play can be staged in any Church Hall.

 

We sold tickets. Andy, a professional actor worked on a donation basis.

 

To contact Andy and to make a booking call him on 07497 731 399.

 

Email: nds@btconnect.com

 

 



 

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