The three courses were given on Zoom in
June 2020 via Videos and Zoom meetings.
They are now available on YouTube.
Each course needs to be taken in order.
Study notes are available for the courses.
The courses are freely available, though if you find them helpful, then a donation towards our costs would be greatly appreciated - click below.
This course will explore what we can learn about the Eucharist as it is today from the writings in the Old and New Testaments. When we take part in the Eucharist we are taking part in a tradition that stretches back thousands of years. The course includes an examination of the Old Testament understanding of sacrifice, the New Testament writing about the Passover, and references to the way Eucharist was understood and celebrated in the very early church.
Last Supper Study Notes: For all six videos"Excellent... This course was concise and traced really well the origins of the Eucharist. Particularly interesting was highlighting the gospel of John"
A Synodal Church Pope Francis said.
“The journey of synodality is the journey that God wants from his
church in the third millennium” He explained that the word ‘Synod’
means “walking together – laity, pastors, the Bishop of Rome
It is an easy concept to express in words, but is not so easy to put into practice.”
Synodality has its roots in the New Testament and we shall look at synodality and decision-making in the early church, particularly as described in Acts of the Apostles, and ask how or if, the process can operate in the very different church of the 21st century.
"Dr Anne is wonderfully easy to
listen too. I learned a lot about the early church and loved the
references to Pope Francis. Excellent."
“Is Fear a Religious Virtue?” “Can
Love Be Commanded?” "Have 'Shame and contrition' changed their
Fr Eric will lead us in a fun and approachable way of bringing the philosophy of emotions into conversation with theologies of fear, love and shame.
Our understanding of feelings such as 'fear, shame and love' has changed dramatically since these concepts were first introduced into the Christian tradition. This course will help us understand some central concepts of faith and allow us to explain them better to our 21st Century world.