World Upside Down: The Countercultural Witness of the Early Church
This 6-week seminar will explore what made the early Church such a vibrant countercultural community within ancient Greco-Roman society. What were the distinct beliefs and practices that caused Christians to “stand out” among their neighbors? What did mission look like within the early Church? Most importantly, what can we learn from the early Church about living out our faith today? Join us for 6 weeks this spring as we read short selections from Acts and early Church Fathers to discover wisdom for 21st century Christians.
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Alasdair MacIntyre’s After Virtue: A NC Study Center Reading Group
Why are contemporary debates about moral issues such as abortion, euthanasia, just war, and the administering of healthcare characterized by such shrillness and our perpetual inability to resolve them? In his landmark 1981 book After Virtue, Alasdair MacIntyre analyzes the state of our ethical discourse and laments that “there seems to be no rational way of securing moral agreement in our culture.” MacIntyre doesn’t leave the reader in despair though; he gives us a historical account of how and why our moral discourse deteriorated, as well as hope for how it can be restored.
Join us for a weekly reading group this spring; email email@example.com for more information.
Knowing the Advocate: The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit
Everything changed after the resurrected Jesus Christ fulfilled his promise and sent the Holy Spirit to indwell his followers. The Gospel of Jesus Christ went forth in power and love; and the world has never been the same. The weak became strong, the ignorant became wise, the merciless became merciful and the timid became bold.
Is this YOUR present experience? It can be - and God wants it for you! Do you want to understand better how the Holy Spirit empowers you to...
• Experience the fullness of the life Christ promised to his followers? • Overcome sin in your life? • Be empowered for service? • Bear fruit for God? • Understand the Bible ? • Share the grace and mercy that has been granted to you?
In this 4 week study we will look at the little understood 3 rd person of the Trinity from a biblical perspective. We will explore God’s Word together for the answers to these and many other questions.
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