New Term, 2017

Here are our Autumn dates, all starting at 7 pm: Friday 8 September; Friday 13 October; Friday 17 November.

Topics: Rae Pears from Urban Expression, who lives in Easton, may come to share with us about Urban Expression’s work, especially in Bristol, but we don’t yet know when! We also still have numbers 6 and 7 of the Core Convictions to look at.

6. Spirituality and economics are inter-connected. In an individualist and consumerist culture and in a world where economic injustice is rife, we are committed to finding ways of living simply, sharing generously, caring for creation, and working for justice.

7. Peace is at the heart of the gospel. As followers of Jesus in a divided and violent world, we are committed to finding non-violent alternatives and to learning how to make peace between individuals, within and among churches, in society, and between nations.

Conviction 6 could usefully be divided in two. Would anyone like to offer to lead a discussion on part of all of one of these, and suggest a date (which may need to be changed, depending on Rae)? Alexandra Ellish, Urban Expression development worker, also wants to come along one time but I think more as a guest not a facilitator.

Also, please put these dates in your diary if you haven’t already.

Anabaptist Theology Forum, Bristol Baptist College, Fri 21- Sat 22 October. Topics will include John Heathershaw, who is writing a book on Global security after Christendom; Andrew Francis on his latest book, OIKOS: God’s Big Word for a Small Planet (a theology of economy, ecology and ecumeny), and Stuart Murray-Williams, a historical session on Melchoir Rink.

Centre for Anabaptist Studies Annual Lecture, 21 November, Bristol Baptist College, Ian Randall on the Bruderhof.

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18 September 2015

Our first meeting after the Summer break is on Friday 18 September and the plan is to look at 2 Timothy 3:12.

Lloyd, who has written quite a bit on this text, will be introducing it in its biblical context and Stuart will explore its use by the early Anabaptists. Please have a look at this verse before the meeting if you are able.

“In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted”

Summer Break 2015

We are now on our annual Summer break. The next scheduled meeting is on Friday 18 September 2015, starting as usual at 7 pm.

Annual Gathering of Anabaptist Networks

The first annual gathering of the Anabaptist networks of communities and organisations will take place at the London Mennonite Centre on Saturday 2 October 2010 from 10 am to 7.30 pm.

Our guests will be Connie & Dennis Byler, Mennonite missionaries in Spain, and coordinators of a network of Anabaptist communities.

There is no charge for the day, but donations are welcome.

To book a place, please contact the Anabaptist Network.

Summer Break

We are in the middle of the Summer break at present. The regular meetings will start again in October. In the meantime, if anyone has any suggestions about how we can best use our time together, please let Stuart know.

Metanoia Lent Sale: 50% off 100’s of titles

Metanoia sells a lot of great books, many of which have an Anabaptist twist – and now you can get up to 50% off many of them. It’s a sale well worth checking out, go visit here:

http://www.metanoiabooks.org.uk/

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