For more information about any Christian Formation program, contact Sub-Dean Manoj Zacharia.
All Roads Lead To Ferguson
On Tuesday, August 4, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center will be hosting the All Roads Lead to Ferguson: Black Lives Matter Tour. From 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., the Freedom Center will host poets, artists, and musicians for a Justice Gathering program. Cincinnati will play host to the Justice Gathering as just one stop on a multi-city tour, culminating in Ferguson, Missouri, for the events surrounding the one year mark since the death of Michael Brown. For more information on this event, please go here. If you would like to attend this event, or have questions about it, please contact Canon Rob Rhodes.
The Cathedral Academy Returns This Fall
Mark your calendars, as Cathedral Academy will begin again on September 23, and run through the Advent Series on December 16, 2015. This offering will be structured as follows: Evening Prayer at 6:05 p.m., dinner at 6:30, class at 7:00, and compline at 8:15. More details will follow with specific course description and information on signing up. Hope to see you there!
Education for Ministry
Education for Ministry (EfM) is a unique four-year distance learning certificate program in theological education based upon small-group study and practice. Since it's founding in 1975, this international program has assisted more than 80,000 participants in discovering and nurturing their call to Christian service. EfM helps the faithful encounter the breadth and depth of the Christian tradition and bring it into conversation with their experiences of the world as they study, worship, and engage in theological reflection together. Those who are interested in learning more about this upcoming program offering at the cathedral are invited to attend a meeting in the Forum Room on July 26 following the 10 a.m. service. For more information, contact Canon Manoj Zacharia
What the Bible Really Teaches
Is Christian scripture truly relevant in a post-modern and post-religious era? Does the Bible offer a position on the ethics of sexuality and class? Is the Bible authoritative? These and many other questions connected to scripture will be explored in a new summer adult Christian formation offering, What the Bible Really Teaches. We will be reading together the book of the same title, What the Bible Really Teaches: A Challenge to Fundamentalists
by Professor Keith Ward, former Regius Professor of Divinity at the University of Oxford. Please come and join us from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Cathedral Cafe on Tuesdays from June 23 to August 4. (Note: Due to the All Star Game festivities, this discussion group will not meet on Tuesday, July 14.)
We will provide coffee and iced tea. Books can be ordered through your favorite bookseller. Please note as the book is out of print and only used copies may be available. To register for the class, contact Kathy Noe
Today's Bible Readings
Sundays, 9 a.m.
Men's Bible Study
Thursdays, 8 a.m., Library
Women's Bible Study: Currently on summer hiatus.
Thursdays, noon, Library, September through May
About Christian Formation
What is traditionally called religious education, or even Sunday School, is known as Christian Formation at the cathedral. This is not just some branding effort to be different or unique. Instead, it reflects an approach to how we believe we may best grow as Christians.
Being a Christian is not only an intellectual pursuit, but also -- and deeply - a matter of the heart and spirit. When we open ourselves up to the concept of formation, a formation directed by the hand of God, we move into our true callings as human persons. The act of formation becomes transformation. And in that, we learn what it truly means to be Christian. Our classes reflect this understanding.
The Christian Formation committee is chaired by Susan West.
Christian Formation for Youth
Christian Formation for Children