Luke & Acts Thu 24th of Sept.

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Saturday, 28 November, 1.30 - 3.30 pm
Venue: Christ Church, Hamilton

Sunday 29 November, 2 pm - 4 pm
Venue: Christ Church, Warrnambool

Saturday, 5 December, 1.30 -3.30 pm
Venue: Holy Trinity, Ararat


2016 is the Year of Luke, the gospel that gives most attention to the poor, to women, to the outcast and excluded. Some say it is the gospel of social justice, the gospel above all others in which we see God's "preferential option for the poor". Certainly it is the only gospel to come in two books (the authors wrote Acts of the Apostles too), the only gospel determined to show that the good news does not stop at the Ascension. These sessions -- a combination of seminar-style presentation and bible study -- will explore Luke's theology, the place he gives to woman and other marginalised figures of his time and the way he intertwines the story of Jesus and our story, the story of the Church.

Is it true that Luke has no time for the atonement as a way of understanding the death of Jesus ? Does Luke have anything distinctive or special to teach us about how to be disciples? What is the one common thread that binds together all the different sermons of the earliest Christian leaders like Peter and Paul? Is it true that Christians have always disagreed with each other from the earliest times?

Participants will reflect on these questions (and more!) together with the Diocesan Theologian, the Rev'd Canon Dr Tim Gaden.


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