Many thanks to David Ketch for a truly insightful sermon on disability tonight, in which Job was meshed together with our current experience in ways that were very helpful.
Jack will be representing the Anglican Communion Office (for the first time... he needs to be careful not to mess it up!) at the conference of the World Communion of Reformed Churches in Berekfürdö in Hungary from this Tuesday to Saturday, so he won't be around for any of our parish activities. Don't hesitate to send him an email if the need arises.
Tuesday 23 February
19u30: Philosophy café at STUKcafé (Naamsestraat 96). This week, led by David Ketch, we'll be beginning a few sessions looking at Soren Kierkegaard (Danes are especially welcome to these sessions!). Just to remind ourselves, the semester programme looks a bit like this:
Jacob: Saul Kripke on naming
Bob: Judith Butler on disability
Jack: Richard Swinburne on the point of philosophical theology
Jake: Paul Ricoeur and phenomenology
Josh: The EU and Christian democracy
Annie: Hannah Arendt and political philosophy.
... So it looks like we have an interesting semester in store - ample justification for the M&Ms motto "Neither high church nor low church, but clever church"
Wednesday 24 February
19u30: Homegroup at Sarah's. We will meet to discuss last week's film and just to share and spend time together.
Thursday 25 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 is cancelled for this week only
Friday 26 February
13u: SAINTS coffee in the Student-room, Faculteit Theologie KU Leuven. A good time to catch up.
Saturday 27 February
18u: Axis & Allies in Mary & David's home... whilst some of us have been enjoying themselves at the Women's Retreat, we will have a men only games night in which we re-enact the Second World War (Many thanks to all for postponing the date by 24 hours so that all of us can come)
Sunday 28 February - Lent III
17u: Choir practice
17u30: Confirmation Class, in which we will continue to look at our doctrine of and faith in Jesus Christ. Advance notice: There will be a Confirmation service in St Elisabeth's Anglican Church, Gent on Sunday 8 May at 11u, to which Leuven candidates are invited. Please discuss with Jack if you are interested in making this public step of Christian faith.
18u30: Holy Communion. Jack will lead the service and the sermon will take the form of an interview with Michaël Rubens about money. We will continue to cover our Lent cross with prayers in the intercessions.
- This week's articles:
- Archbishop Justin's presidential address to the General Synod of the Church of England last week is (in Jack's humble opinion) one of the best speeches ever given there: http://www.archbishopofcanterbury.org/articles.php/5669/archbishop-reflects-on-primates-meeting-in-synod-address
- This is a very balanced article about the current Anglican debate on gay marriage: http://www.abc.net.au/religion/articles/2016/02/16/4408005.htm
- For those of you who wonder why British English varies so much depending on which part of the UK you come from, here are the answers: http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20160209-learn-how-to-speak-like-a-true-brit
Have a good week... and please work on those British accents
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