Our online Ethics Reading Group is led by our Tutor in Christian Ethics, Matthew Mason. The group discusses classic and contemporary ethics texts, some of which are immediately accessible, some of which are more challenging.
The group is open to anyone interested in Christian ethics, but it especially aims to help pastors think about important ethical questions and to dig deeper into what they’re reading. Together, we learn from the writings of wise guides about how to think about and teach important ethical topics in ways that help and enrich our congregations.
In the coming months, we plan to consider Calvin’s treatment of prayer in the Institutes; Sharon James’s Gender Ideology, C. S. Lewis’s The Abolition of Man, and Oliver O’Donovan’s Resurrection and Moral Order.
Calvin on Prayer
Calvin’s treatment of prayer in the Institutes is a theological and devotional treasure house. Calvin explores the theology and method of prayer, and expounds the Lord’s Prayer in a way that points us to the riches of God, the mediatorial work of Christ, the Holy Spirit’s help, our weakness and need and our privileges as adopted children of our heavenly Father. Join us as we discuss Institues III.xx.1-52 over two sessions led by our Tutor in Christian Ethics, Matthew Mason, and mine this treasure for life and ministry today.