Theology Classes

Classes are offered every Sunday morning (except Easter Day) at 10am. Classes are also offered on selected weekday evenings particularly from September through May. Please access the theology calendar for exact dates and times. A summary of current and upcoming classes is listed below.


Upcoming

Fall Theology Lecture: “Church Growth: A Scriptural, Theological, and Practical Imperative”

The Very Rev. Kurt H. Dunkle

The 2019 Fall Theology Lecture, “Church Growth: A Scriptural, Theological, and Practical Imperative,” will be delivered by The Very Rev. Kurt H. Dunkle, the Dean and President of the General Theological Seminary.

The lecture will take place on Tuesday, November 5th, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm in Andrew Hall.  It will be followed by a reception from 7:30 to 8:00 pm.  Dean Dunkle will explore the importance of church growth to God and to communities of faith, as well as strategies for making it happen.

Prior to arriving at GTS, Dean Dunkle served as the Rector of Grace Episcopal Church in Orange Park, Florida, a parish that experienced significant growth under his leadership.  He also served as the Canon to the Ordinary in the Episcopal Diocese of Florida.  Before being ordained a priest, Dean Dunkle was a partner at Rogers Towers, the largest law firm in Jacksonville, Florida.

Please mark your calendars for this special event!


Richard Hooker’s Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity

Richard Hooker

On Sunday, November 10th, at 10:00 am, we will begin a five-part series on Richard Hooker’s theological masterpiece, The Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity.  The course will be taught by Fr. Patrick Cheng, our Theologian in Residence.

Richard Hooker, a sixteenth century priest in the Church of England, is widely acknowledged as the founder of the Anglican theological tradition and one of the great Anglican theologians.  In this series, we will explore Hooker’s life as well as the preface and eight books of The Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity.

modern English translation of the preface and first four books of The Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity will be available for purchase in the parish bookstore.  The bookstore will also carry an introduction to the life and thought of Richard Hooker.


Ongoing

An Introduction to Anglicanism

Dr. Christopher Wells

A lecture series featuring our Guest Historian-in-Residence, Dr. Christopher Wells. Throughout the coming program year (2019-2020), Dr. Wells will travel from his home in Dallas, Texas to present his lectures series in Andrew Hall on the theme: “An Introduction to Anglicanism.” Over the course of a total of nine lectures following Evensong, he will paint a broad and engaging picture of our Anglican history and heritage. Join us for this extraordinary journey together.

Series Overview

The Long Shadow of Augustine: Defining and Locating the Church; Multiplying Churches

    • Tuesday, Sept. 24, 6:30-8:00pm
    • Wednesday, Sept. 25, 6:30-8:00pm
    • Thursday, Sept. 26, 6:30-8:00pm

Communion Transformations

    • Tuesday, Dec. 3, 6:30-8:00pm
    • Wednesday, Dec. 4, 6:30-8:00pm
    • Thursday, Dec. 5, 6:30-8:00pm

Whither Anglicanism?

    • Tuesday, March 10, 6:30-8:00pm
    • Wednesday, March 11, 6:30-8:00pm
    • Thursday, March 12, 6:30-8:00pm

Weekly Bible Study

At 12:45pm, (almost) every Friday of the year there is a weekly Bible study. Check the calendar to see if the Bible study is meeting on a particular upcoming Friday afternoon.