Hey guys - a really quick update here. We met last night as 'second years', and it was agreed that the Foundations sessions should be postponed until further notice.
We've said all along that we want to follow wherever God is taking us, and at the moment it seems that the Foundations sessions are no longer serving the purpose for which they were established. Whereas the Essentials course has much more 'life' in it, the Foundations sessions (though still decently attended) have reached something of a dead end.
It may be that this comes as a disappointment. Perhaps you were looking forward to joining us, or would want the Foundations course to restart. If this includes you, please don't hesitate to get in touch. (My email is email@example.com)
But for now, it is right to let the Essentials and Virtues sessions take front & centre. We hope this doesn't cause any inconvenience. Indeed, it is our expectation that this will free up TTS for wherever God is taking it next!
On Sunday we looked at our theology of Scripture - its nature, its authority, and its role in the Christian life. We started by observing that we're really still in the realm of 'Pneumatology', i.e. our theology of the Holy Spirit. It is the Spirit who inspired the Scriptures, and it is the Spirit that makes the Word come alive in our hearts.
We also observed that it is utterly remarkable that God - the indescribable One - has described himself. Creaturely language cannot adequately describe the Creator, and yet the Creator has put his words in our mouths! Such things are too wonderful for us. And he has by the Spirit revealed the written Word, which points to the living Word, so as to bring his people to himself.
We looked at how Jesus approached the Bible - how he viewed it as final, authoritative, and sufficient, how to put it to memory and cherished it, using it as a tool in the hand for his purposes. In the notes you'll also find an examination of how Peter and Paul approached the Scriptures, as well as a brief discussion about how we ought to receive the Bible. I.e. Protestants have a canon of 66 books - why is that? Why do other traditions have more? What ought we to make of the so-called 'Apocrypha'? Etc.
Find notes below, as well as a couple of videos from different parts of the world, showing us perhaps what we have lost as a people so familiar with the Word - that is, wonder and thankfulness!
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