Build on the Rock:faith, doubt – and Jesus – CD


5 Session – CD
Five 14/15-minute radio-style starters for group discussion. The participants on the course audio are the Rt Revd Richard Chartres, Dr Paula Gooder and Revd Joel Edwards. Revd David Gamble provides the Closing Reflection at the end of each session. Please click on the Play buttons below to listen to sound-clips from the recorded material:


Build on the Rock: faith, doubt – and Jesus

An ecumenical course for discussion groups in five sessions – ideal for Lent, yet not Lent-specific

Comprising course booklet, audio and transcript

BUILD ON THE ROCK (Matthew 7.24) starts by looking at faith and doubt. Is it wrong – or is it normal and healthy – for a Christian to have doubts? Is there any evidence for a God who loves us? We hear from many witnesses. At the heart of a Christian answer stands Jesus himself. We consider his ‘strange and beautiful story’ and reflect upon his teaching, his death, his resurrection and his continuing significance.

Session (1) Believing and doubting

Session (2) Jesus – our teacher

Session (3) Jesus – our saviour

Session (4) Jesus – conqueror of death

Session (5) Jesus – Lord and brother

The course booklet, written by Canon John Young, includes questions aimed at provoking wide-ranging discussion. Each group needs 1 copy of the course audio, plus a course booklet for each member. In addition many groups find the transcript, which cross-references to the tracks on the recorded material, invaluable.