Handing on the Torch – Sacred words for a secular world – Taster Pack
5 Session – Taster Pack
Our convenient Taster Pack of printed materials comprises 1 course booklet, CD and transcript – everything a Group Leader needs to assess, and then to prepare for, the new course. And you even save a few pennies too!
“I was so thrilled by the latest York Course that I kept playing bits of it … testimony to the course’s quality” (Church Times review)
Handing on the Torch – sacred words for a secular world
“Handing on the Torch is a great resource” – Revd Dr John Twisleton
Christianity is the largest movement our world has ever seen. It continues to grow at an immense pace – especially in Asia (including China), Africa and Latin America. At the same time, Christianity in the West struggles to grow and – perhaps – even to survive. In this course we consider some of the reasons for this and what it might mean for individual Christians, for churches and for Western culture, in a world where alternative beliefs are increasingly on offer.
Session 1 – A Christian Country?
Session 2 – A Secular Society?
Session 3 – A Beleaguered Church?
Session 4 – Competing Creeds?
Session 5 – Handing on the Torch
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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.
The participants on the course audio are Archbishop Sentamu; Clifford Longley, RC author, broadcaster and journalist and Rachel Lampard – who has responsibility for the Methodist Church’s engagement with political issues. Bishop Graham Cray provides the thoughtful Closing Reflection at the end of each session.