"Refreshingly challenging ... it packs a great deal into 24 pages"
Church Times review of Lent Course material, Jan 2010
The death of Christ is a dominant and dramatic theme in the New Testament. So it’s not surprising that, over the centuries, the Cross has become the symbol of the Christian faith. But Christians do not honour a dead hero; we worship a Living Lord.
According to the Bible, the death of Jesus is not the end of a track – it’s the gateway into life. His crucifixion gives rise to many key themes and you’ll explore some of these in this course including: the place of silence in our noisy world; despair and hope; a suffering world; the challenge of living as disciples when Christianity is no longer mainstream …
Session 1 – Darkness at Noon
Session 2 - Into Great Silence
Session 3 - The Child on the Cross
Session 4 - Outside a City Wall
Session 5 - Touching the Rock
The course booklet, written by Revd Dr John Pridmore, includes questions aimed at provoking wide-ranging discussion. Each group needs 1 CD or audiotape, plus a course booklet for each member. In addition many groups find the transcript booklet, which cross-references to the tracks on the CD, invaluable.
The participants on the course CD/audiotape are John Bell, General Sir Richard Dannatt and Dr Christina Baxter. Dr David Hope introduces the course and Methodist minister Colin Morris provides the Closing Reflection at the end of each session.
Please click on the participants' names for more details about them and to listen to sound clips from the course.
Please click on the links below to download a poster and an invitations template in Word that you can adapt to advertise your own course.
When I survey A4 poster for website.doc When I survey A4 sheet of invitations in Word