Who Am I to Judge?
7pm: Monday OR Thursday evenings, September 2019 – November 2019
Duration: 2 hour
Cost: TBD + Shipping for book
We live in a society that supports the opinion that each person should make up his or her own morality—that there is no moral truth that applies to everyone. Many of us have been affected by the relativistic outlook that pervades the modern world. Maybe some of us wonder whether there really is an absolute right and wrong for everyone. Or maybe we accept that there is a moral standard for all, but we don’t know how to explain our moral convictions in a convincing way. Maybe some of us are afraid of saying something is immoral because we’re afraid of offending others or of being labeled intolerant. How do we talk about morality in a relativistic world?
In this small group study program featuring Edward Sri, we'll explore the classical view of morality and find that it’s not merely a set of guiding principles for theoretical situations—it is an entire way of life.
7pm: Thursday evenings, February 2020
Duration: 2 hour
Cost: $19.95 + Shipping for book
The most important question a Christian can ask is: “What must we do to be saved?” Paul’s letter to the Galatians provides the answer and reveals the merciful love God the Father has for his children. The Galatians: Set Free to Live study speaks of the extraordinary gift of salvation Jesus has won for us and explains how we can unite ourselves to Christ’s redeeming sacrifice through faith and love.
In this 8-session program, presenter Jeff Cavins explains how Christ fulfilled the Law and set us free to live in the Spirit. Learn what “justification” means and how faith and works are an integral part of it. Discover how we become heirs to the promises and blessings of Christ through faith.
Past Great Adventure Bible Studies at St. John’s
The following Bible Studies are available to borrow or contact Tina Goetz about leading a small group:
Revelation: The Kingdom Yet to Come
Wisdom: God’s Vision for Life
Acts: The Spread of the Kingdom
Matthew: The King and His Kingdom (Spring 2017)
First Corinthians (Fall 2013)
James (Spring 2014)
Great Adventure Bible Timeline (Fall/Spring 2014/15)
Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible Study (Fall 2015)
Growing in Faith Opportunities around the Twin Cities for Adults
Archbishop Harry J. Flynn Catechetical Institute
A faith-formation resource for Catholic adults of the Archdiocese, the Archbishop Harry J. Flynn Catechetical Institute is an ongoing formation resource for Catholic adults of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis who wish to deepen their knowledge of the Catholic faith and further their spiritual formation.
In essence, the Catechism is seen as the road map for the journey in faith, with each module of the four-module program focusing on one of the four pillars of the Catechism:
Creed: The Story in Miniature
Sacraments: The Blessing Revealed and Communicated
The Moral Life: Fulfillment in Beatitude
Prayer: The Blessing Given and Received