At Holy Faith we are blessed with many opportunities for the study of scripture and the writings of authors who excite and enrich our faith. In addition to the Sunday 9:50 am forums, we offer the following activities:

Bible Studies

Men and Women’s Classes

Men’s Bible Study happens every Wednesday at 3:00 pm and Women’s Bible Study every Thursday at 10:00 am. All take place in the Youth Room, upstairs in Conkey House. No special materials are needed, but a bible of course is a must. The discussion is lively, and newcomers are always welcome. A new Evening Bible Study is offered on Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. All are welcome!  Click the link below to find the outline for the current discussion.

Revelation Outline January 2019

Evening Bible Study:       Monday, March 25 at 5:30 p.m. – Revelation Ch. 11, verse 15

Men’s Bible Study:          Wednesday, March 27 at 3 p.m. – Revelation Ch. 19, verse 11

Women’s Bible Study:    Thursday, April 11 at 10 a.m. – Revelation Ch. 19, verse 11

Book Studies

Spiritual Classics Study Group

Every Tuesday at 10:00 am there is a study of a Christian classic chosen by the group. Since the study began in the fall of 2010, the group has read and discussed The Imitation of Christ by Thomas à Kempis, The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis, The Confession of St. Augustine and Julian of Norwich: Revelations of Divine Love. The conversation is freewheeling, and newcomers to the group feel welcome from the first day.

Spiritual Classics:         Tuesday, March 26 at 10:00 am – Peter Gomes’ The Good Book: How to Read the Bible with Mind and Heart Ch. 5

Lenten Book Study – Wednesdays, March 13 – April 10, 2019

Continuing each Wednesday during Lent before Holy Week, Fr. Dodge will lead a discussion of Being Disciples: Essentials of the Christian Life by Rowan Williams. The soup suppers begin at 5:45 p.m., followed by the study from 6:30-8 p.m. A nursery will be available from 5:15-8:15 p.m.

March 13       Ch. 1 – Chapter 1 Discussion Questions

March 20       Ch. 2 – Chapter 2 Discussion Questions

March 27       Chs. 3 & 4

April 3            Ch. 5

April 10          Ch. 6

The Jewish Gospels – Thursdays, January 17 – February 21, 2019, 2-3pm

Steven Hecht & Jim Gilson will be offering a six-week class discussing the book, “The Jewish Gospels,” by Daniel Boyarin. Boyarin is a well-known religious historian. We will explore how aspects of early and late Hebrew religion — particularly Daniel 7 and the Similitudes of 1 Enoch — influenced early Christian belief in Jesus’ role as Messiah, Son of God, and Son of Man, particularly in the Gospel of Mark. The class will meet on Thursday afternoons from 2-3pm on the second floor of the Conkey House for six sessions starting on January 17 and ending on February 21.

JEWISH GOSPEL__TOPICAL NOTES FOR CLASS

BOYARIN__CLASS #2__SCHEMATIC

BOYARIN__JIM GILSON NOTES__1

TIMELINE
Boyarin___Rowland summary quote from The Open Heaven
Boyarin__1 Enoch 69_27-29; 70_1-3;71_1-5 001_1-Copy
Boyarin__1 Enoch 71_6-17 001_1-1

Women’s Spirituality Gatherings

Holy Faith’s Women’s Spirituality Group meets for study and seasonal retreats and is open to all women of the parish and Santa Fe community. Recent study groups have included theological works of Hildegard of Bingen, Julian of Norwich, Teresa of Avila and  Sister Joan Chittister.  The Women’s Quiet Day took place on February 23, 2019 with the Reverend Caroline Metzler.