Tuesday 16 February
19u30: Philosophy café at STUKcafé (Naamsestraat 96). This week, we will have the introductory talk about the semester programme which we could have had last week. We will also probably talk about the subject of the moment, which is the philosophical relationship between conceptions of God in Islam and in Christianity.
Wednesday 17 February
19u30: Homegroup at Sarah's (Oude Markt 34/2). We will watch the first half of the film God on Trial(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God_on_Trial, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0W9uRPuo7hc), a highly-acclaimed film which deals with our theme for the semester in the most harrowing and powerful of contexts.
Thursday 18 February
8u30: Morning Prayer in the Prayer-room, Faculteit Theologie KU Leuven. This is a book-free zone and we use this amazing app from the Church of England: https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-worship/join-us-in-daily-prayer.aspx
19u30: Bible Study at Bob's home (Bogaardenstraat 41). This semester, we'll be working our way through the Acts of the Apostles: http://bible.oremus.org/?passage=Acts+2 Bring something nice to eat and Bob will provide the drinks. We end the study with night prayer.
Friday 19 February
13u: SAINTS coffee in the Student-room, Faculteit Theologie KU Leuven. A good time to catch up.
Saturday 20 February
19u30: Kerkfabriek in Damien & Zsuzska's home
Sunday 21 February - Lent II
17u: Choir practice
18u30: Holy Communion. Jack will lead the service and David Ketch will preach on how Job informs his experience of the disability of one of his friends. In our prayers of intercession we will continue to cover our Lent cross with our own prayers.
- This week's articles:
- Following last week's p-café discussion on ideas about God in Christianity and Islam, Father Reimund recommends this website, which shows the work of the House of One, a common Jewish, Christian and Muslim initiative in Berlin: http://house-of-one.org/en
- This description of the ways in which science and Christianity share common ground in accounting for belief is good: https://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2016/12-february/features/features/the-nature-of-belief-and-the-meaning-of-faith-community-foundations-and-the-strangeness-of-things
- I really valued this very self-aware article from an American Episcopalian about the gay marriagedebate: https://www.christiancentury.org/article/2016-01/should-episcopalians-repent
- This article from an English perspective details how terribly, grotesquely wrong some Anglican leaders are getting the same debate: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/12153784/I-was-driven-out-of-my-beloved-church-by-homophobia.html
- Here is good news for the singletons among us: it's not our fault and it's all good: http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/commentisfree/2016/feb/14/this-is-the-real-reason-youre-single-on-valentines-day
Have a good week!
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