Tough Talk: Hard Sayings of Jesus (Cd-Audio) (York Courses Series)
A 5-session ecumenical COURSE for discussion groups - IDEAL FOR LENT or any time of year Comprising course booklet, course audio and transcript Some of Jesus' statements in the Gospels sound morally shocking - 'Hate your father and...
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A 5-session ecumenical COURSE for discussion groups - IDEAL FOR LENT or any time of year
Comprising course booklet, course audio and transcript
Some of Jesus' statements in the Gospels sound morally shocking - 'Hate your father and mother' - while others seem deliberately obscure. This 5-session course considers some of these challenges.
The course audio contains five 14-minute radio-style starters for group discussion, with Simon Stanley putting questions to our three main participants - Bishop Tom Wright, Steve Chalke and Fr Gerard Hughes SJ. Professor Frances Young provides the thoughtful Closing Reflection at the end of each session.
1. Shrinking and Growing
2. Giving and Using
3. Praying and Forgiving
4. Loving and Telling
5. Trusting and Entering
The participants on the course audio are Bishop Tom Wright, Steve Chalke and Fr Gerard Hughes SJ. Professor Frances Young provides the thoughtful Closing Reflection at the end of each session.
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).
Gerard W Hughes is one of Britain's best loved writers on spirituality. A Jesuit priest, he is author of a number of bestselling books popular among Christians from diverse traditions including the bestselling God of Surprises, Walk to Jerusalem (Darton, Longman & Todd) contains reflections on the nature of peace which came to him as he walked most of the way from Ayrshire to Jerusalem in 1987, God, Where are You? (D.L.T), O God, Why? (Bible Reading Fellowship) and God of Compassion (Hodder & Stoughton).
Frances M. Young FBA OBE (Ph.D., University of Cambridge) is the recently retired Edward Cadbury Professor of Theology at the University of Birmingham, England. The lead editor of The Cambridge History of Early Christian Literature and the author of numerous books in patristics and New Testament studies including Brokenness and Blessing: Towards a Biblical Spirituality; From Nicaea to Chalcedon: A Guide to the Literature and Its Background (2nd ed); and The Making of the Creeds, she is also an ordained Methodist minister.
N.T.(Tom) Wright (D.Phil., Oxford) has recently retired as Bishop of Durham, and is one of the most influential theologians in the world today. During his long and dynamic ministry career, Wright has successfully blended the roles of pastor, preacher, academic, and popular author. His prolific written output reaches a wide range of readers: his books The New Testament and the People of God; Jesus and the Victory of God; and The Resurrection of the Son of God are monumental works of New Testament scholarship, while his For Everyone commentary series brings the Bible alive for a popular audience. Wright is currently Research Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St Andrews in Scotland.
Koorong -Editorial Review.
David Hope is Archbishop of York and Primate of the Northern Province of the Church of England.
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.
Koorong -Editorial Review.