Jan 18, 6:30 PM
Note, in January and February we're meeting the third Thursday because of the Men's Retreat and Mission Cohort.
Topic: Timothy Keller on Ardor vs. Order in the ministry of Francis Schaeffer (.pdf) from City Church.
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).
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.
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.
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.