Graduate Christian Fellowship – Romans, Home and Homelessness in the Empire

The Graduate Christian Fellowship invites you to:
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Romans, Home and Homelessness in the Empire

A Bible study and overview of Paul’s Epistle to the Romans with
Brian Walsh
Christian Reformed campus minister at UofT
(i.e. the other member of our campus ministry team)

(Note: Please try to read all of Paul’s letter for Thurs night – see below)

Thursday, September 27, 2012
Chaplain’s office, Wycliffe College (basement)
6:00 – Dinner  /  7:00 (or so) – Something After Dinner – discussion, etc.
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2nd Annual GCF Fall Hike

Come experience some of what Toronto has to offer outdoors!

When: Sunday, September 30, 3:00 pm
Where: Victoria Park Subway Station (doors nearest Vic Pk Ave)
Duration: 5-8 kms, 2 hrs
Please RSVP: to Geoff Wichert (to help us plan food)

Weather: Rain or shine we’ll meet at Vic Pk subway. If the rain is too daunting we’ll just go straight to the hanging around and eating part of the event.
Route: Here is a map of the first leg of our hike. If you’re delayed getting to the station you can follow this and catch up with us.
Questions / Issues?: Call Geoff at 416-757-4767

Bring:
– sturdy walking shoes
– water bottle
– (optional) contribution for dinner

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Wine Before Breakfast – Epistemological Breakdown

Suppressing the truth!
Futile in their thinking!
Senseless minds!
Claiming to be wise they became fools!
They exchanged the truth for a lie!

I don’t know if I can handle this kind of epistemological diatribe at 7.22 in the morning.
I mean, do we really have to keep on this thing with Paul and his letter to the Romans?
Last week was kind of cool – all that counter imperial stuff –
but this tirade against idolatry
is a little heavy for a Tuesday morning, don’t you think?

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Graduate Christian Fellowship – Formation In and Out of the Academy

The Graduate Christian Fellowship invites you to:
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Formation In and Out of the Academy
or How we come to be the people we are (or hope to be)

Thursday, September 20, 2012
Chaplain’s office, Wycliffe College (basement)
6:00 – Dinner  /  7:00 – Something After Dinner – discussion, etc.
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Dear Friends,
I’d like to start by restating the vision of this campus ministry:

The Graduate Christian Fellowship (GCF) seeks to challenge, mentor, and enable students to think, work, and live as Christian disciples in the academy and in their professions. Rooted in the confession that all truth is in Christ, we seek a radical Christian discipleship in all of life.
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Wine Before Breakfast – ‘Seven Words’

“Paul, a slave of Jesus the Messiah.”

Seven words to open a magisterial letter and the author has already given notice.
He has, in these mere seven words set the agenda for his most extensive letter of subversion.

Seven words and the hierachically oppressive structures of Rome are thrown on their heads.
Paul … a slave.
Not Paul, a citizen of Rome.
Not Paul, claiming to have the legitimacy that is afforded by the empire.
Not Paul, enjoying his status as a citizen, a free man.
No, Paul … a slave.
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Graduate Christian Fellowship – Welcome Back!

The Graduate Christian Fellowship begins another season with:
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“What are you hoping for?”
Launching the new year together

An evening of conversation, eating, reflection, discussion, and prayer with the GCF community

Thursday, September 13, 2012
Chaplain’s office, Wycliffe College (basement)

6:00 – Dinner
7:00 (or so) – Something After Dinner – discussion, etc.
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Dear friends,
Welcome (back) to U of T for another academic year.
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Wine Before Breakfast – Coming Home in the Empire

You know that I think a lot about “home.”

Some folks think that next to “empire,” home is pretty much all I do think about.
Or at least that I’m likely to find either home or empire (or more likely both) under every verse of the Bible.

Guilty as charged.

But I am not sentimental about home.
I know all about broken homes,
homes of violence,
homes of exclusion,
homes of betrayal,
homes that are far from safe and far from sweet.
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