Tuesday 22 September
20u: P-café (philosophy café) in Café Stuk (www.stuk.be/en). This week, Jack will lead a session on Averroes. This is not a high-brow philosophy seminar and anyone is welcome to come along. This text will be discussed: http://media.bloomsbury.com/rep/files/primary-source-15-averroes.pdf But for those indifferent to the debate, StukCafé is a super venue with great live music and cheap drinks
Wednesday 23 September
19u30: HG (homegroup) at Sarah's Oude Markt 32/2 (above the sushi restaurant). This week, we just decide what we'll do this semester, whether to follow a book of the Bible, watch a series of videos, cook a variety of meals etc. Please bring something nice to eat and Sarah will provide an endless supply of coffee.
Friday 25 September
19u30: Joint M&Ms and Saints welcome party in Pangaea (http://www.kuleuven.be/english/studentservices/pangaea/index.html) Saints is the Faculteit Theologie KUL international students' club. This will be a fine and fun evening for anyone at a loose end.
Sunday 27 September, Trinity 17
- from 17u15: Bring-&-share/pot luck supper (please bring something tasty to eat, especially something from your own culture)
- During the pot luck, artist Joachin Embi will be taking photographs of all of us for his project Pilgrimage, to be displayed in the chapel before Christmas.
- In theory, there is a Confirmation Class-Christian Refresher Course in the sacristy from 17u30, but we'll play this by ear...
- 18u30: Jack will lead the service and preach.
- The theme this semester is Parables (see the semester-card), and the lesson will be Luke 15:11-32, the parable of the prodigal son, perhaps the best-known passage in the entire Bible?
- The PCC meeting (church council) postponed from last night will take place on Sunday 8 November after church.
- The Anglican cathedral in Brussels, Holy Trinity, is very active in addressing this pressing and important issue: http://us5.campaign-archive2.com/?u=0583cd1a75dc5cdc01d0f8796&id=277643d799&e=ec2c45d479 It would be easy and possible for us in Leuven to get the train to Brussel Noord and help Holy Trinity's efforts. Please speak to Jack at church on Sunday if you would be willing to help. The solution to this issue involves long-term help for refugees, and our parish partner charity Oasis België is part of that long-term help: http://www.oasisbelgie.be/ The Archbishop of Canterbury himself is putting his money where his mouth is: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-34306514
This week's articles
- Archbishop Justin is also busy trying to keep the worldwide Anglican Communion together as it squabbles over women bishops and the place of gay people in the church: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/sep/16/archbishop-of-canterbury-urges-breakup-of-divided-anglican-communion We pray for him to succeed!
- This article caught my imagination as a defence of the nation state: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/sep/16/hitlers-world-may-not-be-so-far-away We in the European Union need strong national and international structures to keep anarchy and cruelty at bay. The current chaos among the nations of the Union over refugees and migrants shows that both national and international structures are needed!
Have a great week!
Daily Anglican prayer:
Church of England weekly podcast:
Jeremy Heuslein's blog (former member of M&Ms, now on the staff of Holy Trinity Brussels and training as an Anglican priest):