Graduate Christian Fellowship – Mid-term Potluck and Party


The Graduate Christian Fellowship invites you to a:
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Mid-term Potluck and Party
An evening of eating, playing games, conversing, praying, de-stressing, and generally having fun together

What to Bring:
– Food for a potluck dinner
– Games to play (e.g. board games, card games, group games, etc.)

Thursday, November 1, 2012
Chaplain’s office, Wycliffe College (basement)   [Directions]
6:00 – Potluck
7:00 (or so) – Something After Dinner – conversation, games, etc.

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Wine Before Breakfast – Stories We Tell

Sarah Polley’s recently released documentary “Stories We Tell” is a deeply personal exploration into the stories that are at the foundation of a family’s identity and sense of home. The story is Sarah Polley’s own.

The joke had been running in the family for years that little Sarah looked so different from her siblings that she really wasn’t the offspring of her father. Just a joke, right? Well, as a young woman this wonderful Canadian actor and director went looking for the truth. Spoiler alert! Her dad isn’t her dad.

Now this would be a profound shock to anyone and would raise profound questions about one’s own identity. You have spent all of your life thinking one thing about who you are and who your father is and now everything is changed. Or is it?

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Graduate Christian Fellowship – Who Is My Neighbour? – Part 2

The Graduate Christian Fellowship invites you to:
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“Who Is My Neighbour?” – Part 2

Exploring the connections between elite education, urban poverty, and Christian faith

Thursday, October 25, 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,
Two weeks ago the GCF community talked about the reasons for becoming more engaged with the issue of urban poverty – the nature of the need, the biblical teachings about serving the poor, the barriers we face as we strive to live faithfully in the midst of our busy lives.  At GCF this week we are continuing and deepening this conversation about the connections between an elite education, urban poverty and Christian faith.

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Wine Before Breakfast – Sin, Grace and What “Everybody Knows”

There was something sassy about how she delivered the lines. If you were there, you would know exactly what I mean. And only our own beloved Deb Whalen could actually pull off those lines in church:

“Everybody knows that you love me baby
Everybody knows that you really do
Everybody knows that you’ve been faithful
Ah give or take a night or two
Everybody knows you’ve been discreet
But there were so many people you just had to meet
Without your clothes
And everybody knows”

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Graduate Christian Fellowship – Life in the Academy: What They Never Told Me

The Graduate Christian Fellowship invites you to:
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Life in the Academy: What They Never Told Me
Mathematics := a journey in faith
with
Natasha Dobrinen
Associate Professor of Mathematics
University of Denver

Thursday, October 18, 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,
As we noted in our discussion of formation earlier this term, a university education shapes us in far more ways than just academically. And especially as graduate students, what we’re expected to learn stretches far beyond the curriculum, our courses, or our research. Read more Graduate Christian Fellowship – Life in the Academy: What They Never Told Me

Wine Before Breakfast – From Cohen to Paul to us

Last night at the Church of the Redeemer, the Wine Before Breakfast band, together with many members of our community, came together with a full house of other folk to allow the music and poetry of Leonard Cohen to resonate with the scriptures, and deep within our own hearts.

That’s kind of what we do at WBB and it is very good thing that once a semester we get to do that with a wider community, at a more reasonable hour of the day.

One of the things that I commented on in my sermon was the humility of Leonard Cohen. Now I don’t know this from any personal interaction with the man (of course), but I simply observe the tone of his poetry and even his presence on a stage. Even his strong and prophetic words do not come off as self-righteous.

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Graduate Christian Fellowship – Who Is My Neighbour?

The Graduate Christian Fellowship invites you to:
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“Who Is My Neighbour?”
Exploring the connections between elite education, urban poverty, and Christian faith

An interactive discussion and Bible study

Thursday, October 11, 2012
Chaplain’s office, Wycliffe College (basement)

6:00 – Dinner
7:00 (or so) – Something After Dinner – discussion, etc.
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Wine Before Breakfast – Sinners Only Invited

It seemed over the top.

No, not my sermon last week! I’m talking about Paul.
OK, maybe the sermon was a little heavy too.

But Paul was really laying it on, wasn’t he.

“Those who practice such things deserve to die.”

And, of course the “such things” that he was talking about included everything from sexual predation to covetousness, envy, strife, rebellion towards parents, and foolishness.

For these things, he said, we deserve to die.

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Graduate Christian Fellowship – “Where Do We Go Now?” (Film)

The Graduate Christian Fellowship invites you to a screening of:
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“Where Do We Go Now?”
(France / Lebanon, 2011)
Winner of the People’s Choice Award, TIFF, 2011

Thursday, October 4, 2012
Chaplain’s office, Wycliffe College (basement)

6:00 – Dinner
7:00 (or so) – Something After Dinner – film, discussion etc.
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Set in a remote village where a Christian church and a Muslim mosque stand side by side, this film follows the antics of the town’s women as they try to keep their men from becoming part of the religious violence engulfing the country.

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