A Sion College Seminar Supper with Paula Gooder

Judaism in the Light of Christ: Preaching on Challenging New Testament Texts

Tuesday 10th March, 2020 - 7 for 7:30pm

Balthazar, 4-6 Russell St, Covent Garden, London WC2B 5HZ

Renowned New Testament and Pauline Scholar, now also Canon Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral, Paula Gooder is well known as an interesting engaging, thought provoking and entertaining speaker. In this seminar supper she will help us to explore those difficult bits of the Bible that raise challenging questions about Christianity’s relationship with Judaism. At a time when anti-semitism is once more raising its ugly head, this seems is an important topic for the church to engage with once more. As many of the most difficult texts appear in the Holy Week and Easter liturgies Lent seems like an ideal time to get prepared.

Two of Paula’s books are available to attendees at a discounted price.

Journey to the Empty Tomb focuses on the events leading up to the first Easter - the Gospel accounts of the death and resurrection of Jesus. Beginning with the triumphal entry into Jerusalem and ending at the empty tomb, Paula Gooder uses her extensive knowledge of the world of the New Testament, its language and culture, to reveal fresh insights and to open up hidden depths in these familiar stories.

Walking the Way of the Cross: Prayers and Reflections on the Biblical Stations of the Cross. A series of scripture-based devotions for personal or group use in Lent and Holy Week. Similar in intent to the traditional Stations of the Cross, it focuses wholly on the biblical narrative of the passion, death and resurrection. Paula Gooder offers reflections on the scriptural narratives; - Stephen Cottrell considers the story from the perspective of personal discipleship; - Philip North explores the story's challenge to mission and witness.

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Please note

  • Successful applicants will be sent further information by Friday 21st February, 2020
  • Cancellations notified after Thursday 27th February, 2019 will not be refunded
  • Attendees will be expected to honour any food choices submitted in advance

Sion College events are often over-subscribed and each place is generously subsidised. If you are offered a place but are unable to attend for any reason, please let the office know so that your place may be offered to another. In the event of failure to attend without notice after being reserved a place, the Court will require a refund of the subsidy.  Application for a place at any Sion event constitutes acceptance of this proviso.

Event Details

Event date: 10th March
Applications open: 17th January
Applications close: 20th February
Price: £15.00

Event Properties

Event Date 10-03-2020 7:00 pm
Event End Date 10-03-2020 11:00 pm
Registration Start Date 16-01-2020 10:00 am
Cut off date 20-02-2020 11:55 pm
Individual Price £15.00
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