Will you be joining us live online for the Saturday Course lectures this year? The lectures will resume on Saturday 12th September 2020, so if you haven’t signed up already, now is the best time to do so! These courses are open to anyone who wants to dig deeper into the gospel – no qualifications necessary.
Lectures in 2020 – 2021
Biblical Studies: Shadows and Reality: Old Testament Themes shaping New Testament Worship
Lecturer: Will Traub
The Book of Hebrews calls us to enter the Holy of Holies, where Christ, our Faithful High Priest stands, leading us in worship, pleading before the Father on the basis of His finished sacrifice. That worship begins NOW, in this life, as every aspect of our lives is turned into an act of thankful praise and worship. But, why does he mention angels, Moses, Joshua, rest, Aaron, Melchizedek, High Priests, the Covenant, sacrifices, the Heavenly Sanctuary, Sinai and Mt. Zion? These questions raise the larger, and often perplexing issue for Christians today, namely the relationship between the Old and the New Testaments. What bearing does the OT have on our worship and how we live as Christians today? This course will help you understand the relationship between the Old and New Testaments as we look at various Biblical-Theological Themes in the Book of Hebrews.
Practical Theology: Why You’ll Never Walk Alone: Exploring Church Membership
Lecturer: John Angus MacLeod
Becoming a Christian is the beginning of an amazing adventure. A huge part of that new journey is coming to find your place in the Church of Jesus Christ. You will never walk alone… This series of lectures explores just what it means to become a Christian, to share your faith with other Christians. We will open up some of the great things that you can expect from your church, and what the church expects from you as you take up the God-given opportunity to shape the lives of your fellow Christians and together you reach out to a world ready for the gospel.
Christian Doctrine: One of the Boys or One of a Kind? Why the God of the Bible is Nothing Like Us
Lecturer: Nick Mackison
Experimentation in worship forms is, in large part, an answer to the question ‘How can we make worship less boring?’ Yet, how we worship is of little consequence if we cannot accurately define the ‘what’ or, indeed, the ‘whom’ to which our worship is directed. All too often, modern evangelical statements on the nature and character of God have deviated wildly from those assumed by past generations of believers. If you find theology and worship boring, maybe it’s because you worship a boring God. This set of lectures (part of the Theology in Thimbles series) will present the case for recapturing the attributes of God as an antidote to stale, lifeless worship that misses the wood for the teakwood guitar!