A list of additional resources
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A few resources for further reading.
When You Pray: "Words fail to explain how necessary prayer is,” wrote John Calvin, and the Heidelberg Catechism calls prayer “the chief part of thankfulness.” And yet, nearly all Christians struggle to pray. Join us for six weeks in April and May during Adult Education to explore the nature, the necessity, and the riches of prayer. Each week we will set aside some time to pray together, using the Lord’s prayer as our model.
Dealing with Sin in the Church: How do we deal with sin? What do repentance, forgiveness, and reconciliation look like practically? How do we confront sin? And what comfort do we have amid so much failure? Join us for a 6-week exploration of these challenging subjects.
Join us for the current Adult Ed class: What is Covenant Theology? Covenants hold the Bible together and help us interpret it more clearly, and the implications of a covenantal approach reach deep into our theology and life as a church. Taught by Jeremy Mullen, Nathan Barczi, and Kelly Sawyer.
In the Beginning: A study of Genesis 1-12. Here at CTK we make frequent reference to the early chapters of the Bible - the stories of creation, life in the Garden of Eden, the Fall, the Flood. Why are these early chapters so fundamental to our faith? What do they tell us about ourselves? What do they reveal about God? We’ll spend six weeks giving them a close read and exploring these questions.
This summer Christ the King will be taking a close look at complex social, political, and ethical issues, seeking to apply the wisdom of Scripture to the uncertainties of our lives. The class will be taught by our pastoral staff and members of the church. All are invited; if you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Thursday, April 26th Simon Oliver joined us at CTK Cambridge to give a talk entitled "Creation, Modernity, and Public Theology," discussing questions raised in his new book Creation: A Guide for the Perplexed. Dr. Oliver argued that shifts in the understanding of God, creation, and science that took place in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries have rendered the notion of “creation” unintelligible, and have given rise to scientism - the view that the natural sciences are the only means of accessing truth. He explored how a recovery of the doctrine of creation bears relevance for many of today’s cultural concerns. Dr. Oliver is Professor of Theology and Canon Theologian at Durham, UK.
Nathan Carter is teaching a class on Selflessness. A sad reality of human life after the fall is our deep self-orientation. As the Holy Spirit works in the life of a Christian, what does it look like to have that self-orientation changed? What makes a journey towards selflessness difficult? We will think through these questions and others with guidance from the stories and teachings of Scripture. We will touch on issues such as service, relationships, prayer, evangelism, and self-control.
Nathan Barczi is teaching a class developing a biblical and theological understanding of what it means to be human, exploring how complex issues of identity, desire, and vocation are drawn together and addressed in the Christian doctrines of the trinity, creation, incarnation, resurrection, the church, and the image of God.
What does an 18th-century debate in Scotland have to do with us? In the Whole Christ, Sinclair Ferguson revisits the Marrow Controversy to illuminate the relationship of law and gospel.
This class explores the historical background and theological touchstones of the Reformation - and why it still matters 500 years on.
Christ the King is taking a closer look at social, political, and religious issues through the live of our faith. The multi-week series covers topics such as sex and gender, technology and media, and our struggle against the sins that Jesus said come “out of the heart" in Mark 7:21-22.
This class is up front about the way that our sins as humans get in the way of relationships, and ways that God can heal that brokenness through his Word and his Spirit. While each class focuses on a different relationship (some in the workplace, some in the home, some between friends) the spiritual dynamics that underlie them all will be an important focus. We also ask why God has placed us in these relationships, and look for answers that are both temporal (for particular blessing or sanctification now) and eternal (for revealing Himself to us and glorifying Himself through our relationships).
Central to Jesus’ teaching was His call to “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” But what does life in the kingdom look like? From April 10 through May 22, CTK staff and members will teach a class exploring Jesus’ development of this theme in the Sermon on the Mount.
What does it mean to be faithful to the mission that Jesus gave the church from the margins? Peter’s first letter was written to Christians whose new faith cut them off from power and exposed them to persecution. He calls them not to guard their rights, but to ground all their hope in the reality of what God has done and will yet do in Christ. In this study we will consider the what this short letter has to say to our church, facing similar circumstances, but with the same mission, and the same hope.
What does it mean to experience and appreciate God himself? Come explore the character of God and what it means to deeply appreciate His presence.
Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem was the center of Israel’s worship, and the physical location where God made his presence known to his people. Does the Temple still hold relevance for the Church? Join us as we explore the significance of the Temple for the people of God, through both the Old and New Testaments, with the aim of deepening our understanding and enjoyment of God’s presence with us today.
For centuries, Christians have recited the Apostles’ Creed as a basic summary of the faith. It may be familiar - but do we understand it? In this course we explore the truths, basic and yet incredible, that have united Christians throughout the history of the church. This course also coincides with the second year of our new children’s worship curriculum, which is also based on the Apostles’ Creed.