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Discussion for 19th July

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 On 19th July we will be discussing an intriguing question, suggested by Peter Brown.  What would we find if we encountered a group of 1st Century CE Jesus followers who only had Mark's gospel? Imagine they had the Hebrew Bible but no other New Testament text apart from Mark. The discussion will be facilitated by Jim Corrigall. Zoom link below: Topic: Unitarian & Free Christian Bible Discussion Time: Jul 19, 2021 06:30 PM UK Join Zoom Meeting https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83888589809?pwd=UVk2d0FDWUtxQjhsZE42N2JtMmdsdz09 Meeting ID: 838 8858 9809 Passcode: 919195

Discussion for June 14th

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  'WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS' Jean Bradley will be asking the Bible Discussion Group to look at the subject of friendship in the Book of Job. Although his three friends are ironically called 'Job's comforters', perhaps there is more to their behaviour than we think.  What can this story written over two and a half millennia ago teach us about our relationships in this century?  Topic: Unitarian & Free Christian Bible Discussion Time: Jun 14, 2021 06:30 PM London Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/94520984092?pwd=ZXFkb1pmQUs3d3kvZmkrVitLT1RQZz09 Meeting ID: 945 2098 4092 Passcode: 026172

Discussion for June 7th

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This Monday's Discussion will be led by Rory Castle Jones.  Rory played such a key role in getting the Bible Discussion going  and established , but has been lately become involved in another Monday pm project as well as becoming Minister Elect at Gelliennon Chapel,  so it will be great to have him back on Monday! He writes as follows: 'LGBTQIA+ Voices in The Bible' We will be looking at LGBTQIA+ voices in the Bible, starting with the Ethiopian Eunuch (Acts 8:26-40). What does it mean that one of the first converts to Christianity was an Ethiopian Eunuch - a non-white African, a sexual minority, an outsider? Where can we find LGBTQIA+ voices in the Bible and what can they say us today in the 21st century? Join us for an hour of discussion, sharing and exploration, facilitated by Rory Castle Jones. Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86920176875?pwd=aytWRzg5L3BFckkvbk8xTGVQKzFaUT09 Meeting ID: 869 2017 6875 Passcode: ethiopia  

Discussion for 31st May

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 What are we to make of this 'Ode to a Perfect Wife' at the end of Proverbs 31? 10 A capable wife who can find?     She is far more precious than jewels. 11 The heart of her husband trusts in her,     and he will have no lack of gain. 12 She does him good, and not harm,     all the days of her life. 13 She seeks wool and flax,     and works with willing hands. 14 She is like the ships of the merchant,     she brings her food from far away. 15 She rises while it is still night     and provides food for her household     and tasks for her servant-girls. 16 She considers a field and buys it;     with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard. 17 She girds herself with strength,     and makes her arms strong. 18 She perceives that her merchandise is profitable.     Her lamp does not go out at night. 19 She puts her hands to the distaff,     and her hands hold the spindle. 20 She opens her hand to the poor,     and reaches out her hands to the needy. 21 She is not afraid for her

Discussion for Monday 24th May

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  WHAT IS OUR AUTHORITY? This Monday at 6.30pm Alex Bradley will be leading a discussion that will consider the above question. The discussion will focus on the following texts: Luke 20:1-2, 19-26 and Romans 13: 1-10. The Zoom Room will be open from 6.15pm. See you there! Topic: Unitarian & Free Christian Bible Discussion Time: May 24, 2021 06:30 PM UK Time Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/93948074631... Meeting ID: 939 4807 4631 Passcode: 799736

Bible Talk this Friday: On BABEL and PENTECOST: FINDING a COMMON LANGUAGE for OUR TIME

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  “On BABEL and PENTECOST: FINDING a COMMON LANGUAGE for OUR TIME” Sheena Gabriel will lead our talk for Pentecost on Friday 21st May N.B EARLIER START TIME 7.30pm. “That is why it is called Babel, because the Lord there made a babble of the language of all the world. From that place the Lord scattered them all over the face of the earth.” (Genesis ch. 11) “And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to talk in other tongues as the Spirit gave them power of utterance… At this sound the crowd gathered, all bewildered because each one heard their own language spoken.” (Acts ch. 2) Raised in the Pentecostal church, Sheena has a special interest in the story of Pentecost - having done a bit of tongue speaking in her time! She can’t promise to give a demonstration of ‘glossolalia‘, but hopes to offer some insight into the phenomena - and unpack the significance of two stories from Hebrew and Christian scripture, which speak to the human struggle to communicate across diverse cul

No Discussion Tonight - Bible Talk on Thursdsay

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There is no Bible discussion on Monday night as this week will be our Ascension Day Bible Talk: "The Taste of Guilt: Broodings on the nature of stewardship, loyalty and judgment based on 1Cor 4:1-5" The Talk will be delivered by Maria Pap on Thursday May 13th at 8pm. Zoom link below. 1 Corinthians 4: 1-5: "Think of us in this way, as servants of Christ and stewards of God’s mysteries. 2 Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found trustworthy. 3 But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged by you or by any human court. I do not even judge myself. 4 I am not aware of anything against myself, but I am not thereby acquitted. It is the Lord who judges me. 5 Therefore do not pronounce judgment before the time, before the Lord comes, who will bring to light the things now hidden in darkness and will disclose the purposes of the heart. Then each one will receive commendation from God." Topic: Unitarian & Free Christian Bible Talks: A Bible t