Tuesday 29 September
20u: P-café (philosophy café) in Café Stuk (www.stuk.be/en). This week, Jacob will lead a session on animal rights. This is not a high-brow philosophy seminar and anyone is welcome to come along.
Wednesday 30 September
19u45: In place of the usual homegroup, we're going along to Icthus Leuven's (https://ichtusleuven.wordpress.com) weekly meeting at the Leo XIII-seminarie on Tiensestraat 112 (www.leoxiiiseminarie.org) for Jack to give a talk (in English) on Mission and Evangelism: Context, Subtext, Text. This will be followed by a time of prayer in Dutch for those who wish to stay for that. Jack's talk will begin with a presentation of the Jesuit missions to Canada in the C17 (via the excellent 1991 film The Black Robe: www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdD9YUeBDlI) and develop into a discussion of how Christians can spread Christ's Gospel today without being ignored, scoffed at or seen as imperialist fascists!
Friday 2 October
13u-15u: Saints Coffee in the KUL theology faculty student room (at the foot of the theology library: https://theo.kuleuven.be/gbib) Either Jack or Jane try to be present at Saints coffee so that anyone who wants a pastoral chat can see them there either to talk or to fix another suitable time to talk.
Sunday 4 October, Trinity 18
- 10u30 (I think this is the correct time...): We are warmly invited by the Catholic community in Justus-Lipsiuscollege to share in their mass. Father Reimund Bieringer will lead the service and preach. (On the first Sunday in November at the same time, Jack will lead and preach at a service in which we invite the Catholic community to participate.)
- 18u30: Jack will lead our normal Communion service at M&Ms and preach.
- The theme this semester is Parables (see the semester-card), and the lesson will be Luke 7:40-47, the parable of the two debtors.
- The service will be followed by and
- The Kerkfabiek will meet after coffee
- The Anglican cathedral in Brussels, Holy Trinity, continues to be very active in trying to address this issue, and this reflects the concern of all the major Christian churches - the current bulletin of the Church of England's Council for Christian Unity is attached, which shows that it is now all the churches' top social priority. At the moment, the best way we at M&Ms can align ourselves with Holy Trinity's work is to pray for it and to support it financially: during September and October, we will give as much of our Sunday collections as we can to Oasis and to Holy Trinity's work in this area.
This week's articles
- Racy title and support for Christian faith from an unexpected British source!: www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/sep/25/religion-sex-pope-francis-us
- I'd love to do a p-café on this one: www.theguardian.com/world/2015/sep/22/extreme-altruism-should-you-care-for-strangers-as-much-as-family
- This is more my territory, and I've never yet heard an adequate materialist-atheist account of human consciousness: www.theguardian.com/science/2015/jan/21/-sp-why-cant-worlds-greatest-minds-solve-mystery-consciousness
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):