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Telling the Story - A Look at Two Extra-Canonical Books
Summer Redeemer Reads
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Telling the Story - A Look at Two Extra-Canonical Books

Come and join us on two Tuesdays, May 26 and June 9, when Telling the Story will begin its new two-part series on a sampling of extra-canonical works; books that are not in the Bible, but which have still gained the attention of some Biblical scholars.
Poster for The Gospel of Thomas session

On May 26, Dr John Kloppenborg, F.R.S.C., Professor and Chair in the Department for the Study of Religion at the University of Toronto, will discuss canonicity, and the Gospel of Thomas.  Please register online or by calling the church office at 416-922-4948 by noon on Friday, May 22 to assist the organizers with planning seating and resources for the evening.

To view/download a copy of our poster, please click here.

Poster for the Enoch session

On June 9, Dr Terence L. Donaldson, Professor of New Testament Studies at Wycliffe College at the University of Toronto, will discuss the apocalyptic text known as the Book of Enoch.  Please register online or by calling the church office at 416-922-4948 by noon on Friday, June 5 to assist the organizers with planning seating and resources for the evening.

To view/download a copy of our poster, please click here.

We will meet on the main level of the church at 7 PM.  There will be a story teller each evening, and Redeemer musicians will supply music to draw us into the texts.

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Summer Redeemer Reads

For the past several years, the Redeemer community has read books about our changing life as church.  This year, Learning@Redeemer is proposing something different.  Our summer reading group will explore how Christianity has been presented to children in three fiction books from different decades of the twentieth century.

Book Jacket - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe     Book Jacket - Are You There, God?  It's Me, Margaret.     Book Jacket - The Golden Compass

We will read selections from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis, Are You there God, It’s me Margaret by Judy Blume and The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman.  Our objective is to look at the different and sometimes opposing perspectives on the life of faith which these stories offer and to explore the implications for our spiritual formation and growth as a multi-generational community.  These books are widely available in a variety of formats, so it should be easy to find a copy at your favourite bookstore.

Please plan to join Noel Solorzano and Cherith Muir for small group discussion of the themes explored in these three books for five - six discussion sessions over the summer months.  We plan to meet every other Tuesday at the church.  We will launch the summer reading series at a plenary meeting on June 2 at 7 PM.  If you would like to join us at the plenary, please register online or by calling the church office at 416-922-4948.

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Home

Join our student intern, Mary-Cate Garden, as she explores the theme of Home.  Whether it is a physical space or a remembered place the idea of "home" is a powerful idea.  But what is home and where do we find it?  Who or what makes up our home?  And what happens if we change or lose our homes?

Mary-Cate invites us to join her on two Thursdays, June 11 and 18 from 7 - 8:30 PM to delve into these and other questions about “home.”  Beginning with descriptions of “home” found in Scripture and drawing on some of her own work in archaeology and heritage, we will reflect on our own experiences to explore what “home” is and what "home" might mean to us.
Mary-Cate Garden

Please register online or by calling the church office at 416-922-4948.

To view/download our poster for this series, please click here.

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