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Church, Sacraments and MInistry (TH404i/604i)
July 2017 Postgraduate Unit
The true test of a person's spiritual health is their prayer life. Bible reading per se is no test of faithfulness: even critics of Christianity read the Bible, if only to criticise it. But prayer is another matter entirely. An atheist with a prayer life makes no sense. How then are we to pray? Or to use the language of Simone Weil, how are we to pay attention to God?
This unit explores the biblical witness to engaging with God in prayer and the various forms it takes. It also looks selectively at the practice of prayer in the church – past and present. Apostolic ministry was a ministry of prayer and the word. Acts 6 shows us that.
Today's pastor needs to know how to help God's people pray in a world where God's presence is not always obvious. This unit aims to help the pastor or Christian worker to do just that.
This unit includes one week of intensive study at SMBC, with pre-reading and assignments completed at home.
If you are interested, please feel free to contact our registrars - on 02 9747 4780 or email - for a unit outline.
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