Lectionary Bible Study
January 15, 2019

The Rector’s Study

The Rector's Study

The Rector's Study returns Sunday, April 28 at a new time, with an exciting, new 4-part series presented by Fr. Kevin:

Made for this World: Creation, Humanity, and the God-Centered Life

In John 18:36, Jesus tells Pilate, "My kingdom is not of this world," a statement that is often understood to mean his kingdom is "in heaven". But is this what Jesus meant? To grasp the true intent of Jesus' claim, we first need to understand God's desire for all of creation, including the role of human beings. Only by knowing what it means to be "of this world" can we fully understand what it means to be "not of this world". Join Fr. Kevin for these four weeks as we explore the mystery of our creation and God's purpose of humanity.

April 28 - Part I: Light, Life and Creation
May 5 - Part II: Made in the Image of God
May 12 - Part III: Good Works and Good Work
May 19 - Part IV: Made for this World

Each session of the study will be about 45 minutes long. For those who cannot be in attendance, these will be recorded and placed online.

And in case you missed it, Fr. Kevin's previous series can be found below. Recorded in fall 2019, in his four-part teaching series, Stages on the Journey: The Three-Fold Path and the Spiritual Life, Fr. Kevin explains "spirituality" as the fulfillment of a person's divine potential. Human Beings were created to share in the life of God, a reality demonstrated fully in the life of Jesus Christ, and the spiritual journey is our learning to embrace the truth of God's unconditional love.
Stages on the Journey: The Three-Fold Path and the Spiritual Life

"Spirituality" is familiar topic in books and magazines, as well as on podcasts, television and thousands of websites. In our culture, the topic of spirituality is often spoken of separate from the influence of any particular expression of faith. In fact, many people who don't identify themselves as being "religious" in any way will readily label themselves as "spiritual" people.

But what does spirituality look like from the perspective of Christianity? What does it mean to someone who professes the Christian faith? In this four-part teaching series, Fr. Kevin Dellaria considers "spirituality" as the fulfillment of a person's divine potential. Human Beings were created to share in the life of God, a reality demonstrated fully in the life of Jesus Christ, and the spiritual journey is our learning to embrace the truth of God's unconditional love.

The Three-Fold Path, Part I: The Spiritual Life, or Life in the Spirit?

The Three-Fold Path, Part II: Purgation and the Spiritual Life
The Three-Fold Path, Part III: The Gift of Illumination
The Three-Fold-Path, Part IV: Living in Union with God