The Very Rev. Barkley Thompson at Calvary Episcopal Church/Lenten Preaching Series

Wednesday, Apr 3, 2019, 10:00 am

Prime Timers will visit Calvary for the Lenten Preaching Series again on Wednesday, April 3rd to hear The Very Rev. Barkley Thompson, former Rector at Holy Apostles and current Dean of Christ Church Cathedral in Houston.  Everyone from the parish is welcome to come as well.  Please sign up below by March 28th, so we know how many tables to reserve!

Meet in the church parking lot at 10:00 am or at Calvary at 11:00 am (you will need to allow time to park at St. Mary’s and take the shuttle to Calvary). 

In In the Midst of the City: The Gospel and God’s Politics, the Very Rev. Barkley Thompson argues that Christian faith and politics are inseparable. Politics is, in Thompson’s words, “commentary and action that affect the polis…and the citizens for whom the polis is home.” To embody God’s politics we must first steep ourselves in God’s vision embodied in the Gospels, and only then can we act politically in the world. Thompson addresses hot-button social issues by putting this principle into practice, challenging the reader to live God’s politics and, as Thompson says, “to be the vanguard of God’s kingdom in the world.”

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