During Lent St. Thomas Adult Forum will feature two series that lead us to the celebration of Jesus’ reresurrection on Easter Sunday. On February 14 and 21 we will explore “Biblical Accounts of the Crucifixion.” A cross is the primary Christian symbol of how God is made known to humanity .The New Testament books describe and reﬂect upon the cruciﬁxion in a wide variety of ways, reminding us that no single viewpoint can convey the full signiﬁcance of this event. On February 14 we will examine the Gospel accounts and on February 21 we will examine other New Testament accounts with a particular emphasis on Paul’s understanding of the crucifixion.
Beginning on February 28, Father Ken will lead a three part series entitled “What Wondrous Love”. Holy Week and Easter come alive in these challenging video commentaries by academic luminaries, coupled with masterpiece illustrations by John August Swanson. A DVD presents key scripture passages and events in the biblical story of Holy Week—the last days of Jesus’ ministry, his death and his resurrection. Each biblical text is illustrated and interpreted by the beautiful artwork of John August Swanson and also receives scholarly commentary from members of the faculty at Candler School of Theology at Emory University. The folk hymn “What Wondrous Love is This?” which serves as the accompanying musical theme, is sung by award winning Celtic vocalist Connie Dover.
I encourage all who able to make these two opportunities part of your Lenten preparation for Easter,