Men's Forum

Next Meeting

Jan 18, 6:30 PM
Fellowship Hall

Note, we're meeting the third Thursday in January because of the Men's Retreat.

Topic TBD. Check back soon.

Come with questions, critiques, and biblical comments.

NOTE: If you plan to eat with us, please bring a few bucks to chip in.

 

What it is

The Men's Forum provides a great occasion for study and fellowship, for long-term members as well as those considering PURC as a church home.

Each meeting revolves around different articles (appx. 5-25 pages) from classic Christian thinkers. Articles are posted here in advance. After an a brief introduction we discuss the material, followed by fellowship. We compare Scripture and talk about real-life implications of these ideas. 

WHY WE LIKE this format...

Because topics change monthly and reading is limited to brief articles, those who miss a meeting aren't “cut out” of future gatherings. We also encounter a wide variety of influential voices and biblical topics ranging from cultural issues, systematic theology, and practical ministry).


Past Topics

Dec. 14, 2017

"Job: Mystery and Faith," by D. A. Carson

Is there a straightforward answer for why God allows his children to suffer? According to D. A. Carson, there is always a mystery to the question, but there can also be faith. In this essay, Carson explores themes of suffering, sovereignty, and faith in the book of Job.

Job: Mystery & Faith.pdf

Nov 9., 2017

"Silence and Solitude," by Don Whitney, Spiritual Disciplines of the Christian Life

Life in the digital age can feel like a relentless stream of updates and distractions. This time around, we're considering the spiritual benefits of silence and solitude based on a chapter from Don Whitney's Spiritual Disciplines.

Silence & Solitude .pdf

Oct 12., 2017

“The Letter of Mathetes to Diognetus,” Author Unknown

This month's article was the wonderful So-Called Letter to Diognetus (this version is specially abridged for the Forum). It's short but substantial, touching on themes related to Christian culture and Christ's atonement.

Sep 14., 2017

“A Simple Guide to Prayer,” by Martin Luther.

We kicked things off with Martin Luther's memorable letter to his barber, A Simple Way to Pray. It's short but rich.

Supplementary resources: 

 

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