Dear friends in Christ,
The Son of Man. The new class series, Testaments, Old and New, begins on Sunday, April 23 at 10 a.m. In this session, we look at the way the phrase “Son of Man,” which appears in the Old Testament over 150 times, came to be found on the lips of Jesus himself. The Gospels record that “Son of Man” was Jesus’ most frequent self-designation. What does Jesus’ use of the title Son of Man tell us about its use in the Old Testament? What does its use in the Old Testament reveal about Jesus and his own self-understanding? The class meets in Andrew Hall.
The Rector’s Christian Doctrine Class: Relationships: Holy Matrimony and the Church’s response to changing lifestyles. This class continues on Tuesday, April 25, at 6:30 p.m. in Andrew Hall. Primarily intended for those who wish to be confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church, it is also open to any who are interested in the topic of the day.
Audio of Rowan Williams Q&A. An audio recording of the conversation with Rowan Williams from April 9 is now available on the Saint Thomas website. Topics discussed include the ways we speak about God, the state of Anglican theology, and the past, present, and future of Muslim-Christian dialogue.
Richard Hays on the Resurrection. One of the helpful commentaries for the “Testaments, Old and New” class is Echoes of Scripture in the Gospels, by Richard Hays of Duke Divinity School. Hays recently wrote a reflection on the resurrection for ABC Religion and Ethics that I found edifying. Titled “The Day the Lord Has Made: Living the Resurrection in a Time of Despair,” Hays shows how the resurrection is the promise that one day death will be destroyed, and how that is a cause for rejoicing, even now. Happy Easter!
Yours in Christ,