Pastors' Academy

Reading Groups

Ethics Reading Group

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 is especially intended to help pastors think about important ethical questions and to dig deeper into what they are 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.

Beginning in January and for the first half of 2023, we will focus on marriage and sexual ethics. We will read and discuss two rich and profound theological expositions of the Bible’s teaching.

From January to May 2023, we will read and discuss John Paul II’s seminal text, Man and Woman He Created Them, trans. Michael Waldstein (Boston: Pauline Books & Media, 2006), also known as Theology of the Body (TOB). Then, in June, we will consider a new translation of a sixteenth century Protestant classic, Girolamo Zanchi, The Spiritual Marriage Between Christ and the Church, trans. Patrick O’Banion (Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, 2021).

Both books will provide a deeper and broader grounding in sexual ethics, which will equip us to minister wisely in the midst of the challenges of our day.

All sessions run from 2-4pm
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16 January 
20 February 
20 March 
17 April 
15 May 
19 Jun 

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The six sessions are £60. If a session is missed a recording of that session can be provided.
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Redeemer Church, Manchester

London Reading Group

Our reading group is open to any serious reader of Christian literature.

We meet several times a year to discuss classic and contemporary theological works. Our meetings are held at London Seminary in Finchley, from 11am to 3pm. Please bring a packed lunch with you.

Discussions for the book that we are reading are sent out by email about two weeks before the group meets. The questions are prepared by a volunteer from the group, who then leads the discussion.

In 2018/19 the group has read Apostasy from the Gospel by John Owen (abridged and made easy to read by R.J.K. Law), The Benedict Option by Rod Dreher, Calvin’s Company of Pastors by Scott M. Manetsch, and Thoughts on Religious Experience by Archibald Alexander.

To find out more about the group, and how to join, get in touch.