Bible Day | Learning the Way of Jesus: A Day in Mark
For much of Christian history, Mark’s gospel has been overshadowed by its bigger cousins at the start of the New Testament. But, from his abrupt opening to his strange ending, Mark tells a breathless and powerful story in his own right. And at the centre of that story is Jesus the Messiah, Son of God and Servant of the Lord, crucified and risen.
For those who might be tempted to domesticate the gospel, the kingdom, and discipleship, Mark reminds us of the good news of God’s liberating work in Jesus and the reality of God’s reign at work in the world. It’s a gospel that calls us to follow Jesus, like the first disciples did, in a way that transforms every area of life.
Join us for this day workshop exploring the shape of Mark’s story of Jesus, reflecting on what the gospel says about discipleship and how reading the gospel forms us as followers of Jesus. What kind of lord are we called to follow, and what kind of commitment is required? How does the gospel help us learn to live the way of Jesus where we are in our everyday arenas, on our everyday frontlines?
The day will be led by Antony Billington, Head of Theology at LICC, with Neil Hudson, Imagine Project Director at LICC, and will involve a combination of input and discussion. The day will be suitable for church leaders and preachers as well as others who would value an opportunity to explore how Scripture nurtures Christian identity and discipleship in today’s world.
Things you need to know:
Date: Tuesday 24 January 2017, 10.30am-4.00pm (coffee from 10.00am)
Venue: LICC, St Peter’s, Vere Street, London W1G 0DQ
Cost: £20 – includes sandwich lunch and light refreshments throughout the day