Faith in the Fire (Transcript) (York Courses Series)
An ecumenical course for discussion groups in five sessions - ideal for Lent, yet not Lent-specific. Comprising course booklet, audio and transcript There can't be many people whose faith hasn't been tested at some time in their lives....
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An ecumenical course for discussion groups in five sessions - ideal for Lent, yet not Lent-specific.
Comprising course booklet, audio and transcript
There can't be many people whose faith hasn't been tested at some time in their lives. When things are going well our faith may remain untroubled, but what about when doubt or disaster strike? How does our faith stand up to that?
These are questions every Christian has to face at some time or another. Faith in the Fire takes these challenges seriously, examines the basis of our faith in the face of them, and makes some suggestions as to how we might prepare ourselves to withstand these onslaughts.
There's a great deal of encouragement to be found in this course as the facts are honestly faced. And for those who struggle, they'll find they are not alone.
1. Faith facing Facts
2. Faith facing Doubt
3. Faith facing Disaster
4. Faith fuelling Prayer
5. Faith fuelling Action
The course booklet, written by Canon John Young includes a good selection of questions at the end of each of the five sessions, designed to stimulate wide-ranging discussion. Each group needs 1 copy of the course audio and group members will benefit from having their own personal copy of the course booklet. In addition many groups find the transcript, which sets out the words as spoken on the recorded material, invaluable.
The participants on the course audio are: Steve Chalke, Rabbi Lionel Blue, Leslie Griffiths and Ann Widdecombe MP. Former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord George Carey introduces the course and Dr David Hope provides the Closing Reflections.
John Young is an ordained Anglican minister who has worked in parishes, schools and higher education. He has written over 30 books/booklets and around half a million copies of these have been sold. His work has been translated into several languages, including Chinese and Russian. John worked for two Archbishops of York, was for many years a member of the General Synod, and is a Canon Emeritus of York Minster. He has preached in some of Britain's great cathedrals, including St Paul's and York Minster, and his sermons appeared regularly in The Times' annual Book of Best Sermons. He is also a broadcaster and co-founder of York Courses (www.yorkcourses.co.uk).
Rabbi Blue lives in North London. He appears frequently on the stage on college podiums and on the radio (occasionally on TV). He is a Fellow of Grey College, University of Durham and an honorary Dr. Of Divinity. He is currently also honorary Vice Chairman of the Movement for Reform Judaism.
David Hope is Archbishop of York and Primate of the Northern Province of the Church of England.
The Rt Revd and Rt Hon. George Carey, Baron Carey of Clifton, PC, FKC, was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1991 to 2002.
Steve Chalke is the founder of Oasis Global, the Faithworks Movement, Parentalk, and the Church.co.uk Network. In 2004 he was awarded an MBE by the Queen for his work in social inclusion. He is currently the Guinness World Record holder of the most charitable money ever raised through a single sporting event, having captured his title at the 2007 London Marathon from Sir Steve Redgrave.
He is the author of a number of challenging books on the Emergent church including Intelligent Church: A Journey Towards Christ-Centred Community, The Lost Message of Jesus, Change Agents: 25 Hard-Learned Lessons in the Art of Getting Things Done and Trust: A Radical Manifesto. Most recently he has written Apprentice: Walking the Way of Christ.
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