When:  Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:30 PM, beginning September 18 through December 11
Where:  Harvest Room
For:  All men, 18 years and older
Cost:  $30.00 – includes cost of study materials and refreshments – scholarships are available

MEN OF FAITH

Join us as we examine the lives and work of two stalwart men of the Christian faith: C.S. Lewis and Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Using two Bible studies that include DVD presentations, small and large group discussion, and personal reflection, we will seek to strengthen our knowledge and convictions as we continue to grow as Men of God. These studies will touch upon themes of apologetics, living in exile, and courage for living in today’s world where God has placed us.

Bonhoeffer: A DVD Study, a 4-session Bible study on the major themes of Bonhoeffer’s writings, written by bestselling author, Eric Metaxas. Discover how Bonhoeffer transformed an entire faith community in Germany during World War II with his deeply held spiritual beliefs and allow them be an inspiration to you today.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945) was a German pastor, theologian, writer, anti-Nazi dissident, and key founding member of the Confessing Church. His writings on Christianity’s role in the secular world have become widely influential, and his book The Cost of Discipleship has been described as a modern classic. A biography of Bonhoeffer written by Eric Metaxas says it is “the story of a life framed by a passion for truth and a commitment to justice on behalf of those who face implacable evil.”

Discussing Mere Christianity Video Study: Exploring the History, Meaning, and Relevance of C.S. Lewis’s Greatest Book

In this eight-session video group study, you will discover why Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis is one of the most read and beloved Christian books of all time. But seventy years later from when it was first delivered on radio, what relevance does it have to our world today? Host Eric Metaxas and a variety of Christian leaders help us understand the timeless message of C. S. Lewis in fresh ways. The purpose of this study is to explore the positive ideas that Lewis has so eloquently written about for those who already call themselves Christian, and to explain in an engaging, winsome and non-threatening way the basic tenets of the Christian faith as illustrated by Lewis to those who do not claim to be Christian.

Clive Staples Lewis (1898–1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century, a lay theologian, and arguably one of the most influential writers of his day. He was a Fellow and Tutor in English Literature at Oxford University until 1954, when he was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge University. Lewis wrote more than thirty books, including Mere Christianity, Out of the Silent Planet, The Great Divorce, The Screwtape Letters, and the universally acknowledged classics in The Chronicles of Narnia.