Receiving Christ : In Five Different Ways (Transcript) (York Courses Series)
A 5-session ecumenical COURSE for discussion groups; ideal for Lent, yet not Lent-specific Written by Canon John Young and comprising course booklet, course audio and transcript 'To all who received him ... he gave power to become children...
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A 5-session ecumenical COURSE for discussion groups; ideal for Lent, yet not Lent-specific
Written by Canon John Young and comprising course booklet, course audio and transcript
'To all who received him ... he gave power to become children of God.' (John 1.12.)
This raises big questions. Aren't we all children of God anyway? Just how can we receive Christ? And what does it mean to have 'a relationship with God'?
In a course crammed with discussable questions, John Young teases out from the New Testament at least three different ways in which we receive Christ. John's course booklet is supplemented by four leading Christians, from a variety of backgrounds, on the course audio. Together they demonstrate that St John's theology in his magisterial Gospel has very practical implications for our day-to-day lives.
Session 1: Receiving Christ: as children of God
Session 2: Receiving Christ: in the stranger and the needy
Session 3: Receiving Christ: in Holy Communion
Session 4: Receiving Christ: through prayer and fellowship
Session 5: 'Christ in you, the hope of glory' (Colossians 1.27)
The participants on the course audio are:
The Rt Revd Nick Baines, Bishop of Leeds
Revd Dr Ken Howcroft, former President of Methodist Conference
Theodora Hawksley, RC Theologian
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).
Nick Baines is Bishop of Bradford. He also undertakes many broadcasting assignments and conducts an inter-faith dialogue in Central Asia (Kazakhstan) and south-east Europe.