Norwich Lent course explores difficult Gospel passages
Retired magistrate, author and Norwich Quaker John Myhill is leading a six week Ecumenical Lent course, open to all, to consider some of the difficult passages from the Gospels and what they have to say to us today.
Retired Norfolk magistrate and Quaker John Myhill has, in previous years, led Ecumenical Lent groups at Norwich Cathedral, St Stephen’s Church and the Church of St Peter Mancroft as well as The Quaker Meeting House.
This year starting on Wednesday, February 14, 10.30am-12.15pm at Goat Lane Quaker Meeting House John will lead a series on ‘What do the Gospels have to say to us today?’.
John said: “I hope we will look at the passages people usually find difficult or problematic, or those they simply dismiss or avoid. I can offer plenty of these for discussion, but hope members of the group will bring their own pile of rejects. We will concentrate on those “hard” passages, sharing our thoughts on what they might have to say to us today.
“We all have that of God within us, and all views will be listened to equally.”
Each week John will offer a theme as follows:
Wednesday, February 14, 10.30am-12.15pm: Are the miracles best read as parables?
Wednesday, February 21, 10.30am-12.15pm: Are Christians really expected to do what Jesus says?
Wednesday, February 28, 10.30am-12.15pm: Can the apparent contradictions between the four Gospels add to our understanding?
Wednesday, March 7: Sin, Suffering, Hell and a vengeful God?
Wednesday, March 14, 10.30am-12.15pm: Children, Madness and the Kingdom of Heaven.
Wednesday, March 28, 10.30am-12.15pm: What is the Core Message of the Gospels?
Everyone is welcome and there is no need to let John know you are coming in advance. Do feel free to contact John for further details on email@example.com.
John said: “It is good if you can come to all of them, but better to come along for some than none at all.” Please note there will be no group on March 21.
Norwich Quaker Meeting House, Upper Goat Lane, Norwich NR2 1EW