Meets weekly in the Mellinger Room from 11:15 a.m. until noon
Grounded in scripture and early church tradition, the Centering Prayer group offers contemporary seekers a heartful contemplative practice of openness to the divine mystery in daily life. This Brigid’s Place program is open to all.
Education for Ministry (EFM)
Meets weekly in the Mellinger Room from 6:30–9 p.m.
Education for Ministry is the most comprehensive adult education offering in the Episcopal Church. EFM involves four years of study on the topics of Old and New Testament, church history and Christian theology. Annual tuition is $350. Registration is required and space is limited. Contact Lucy Wagner at 713-253-4903 for more information or visit www.texas-efm.org.
Women’s Bible Study
Meets weekly in the Jeffers Conference Room from 9:30–11 a.m.
Sincere and truthful conversation on the appointed scripture readings for the following Sunday. Journals are encouraged, as questions for reflection are handed out each week. Along with your journal, please also bring a Bible. Begins Sept. 11. Download the current lesson.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Priest, Theologian and Spy
Meets Sept. 25 through December 11 in the Jeffers Conference Room from 6:30–8 p.m.
The Rev. Jimmy Grace will lead this study on the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and explore how his theological conviction and moral courage enabled him to profoundly stand against monstrous evil. We will read and study three books: Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas, The Cost of Discipleship by Bonhoeffer, and also his Letters and Papers from Prison. In addition, we will watch and discuss two films, Bonhoeffer and Bonhoeffer: Agent of Grace. Course materials cost $60; Contact Canon Grace to register.
The Bible and History
Meets Sept. 25 through December 11 in the Dean’s Conference Room from 6:30–8 p.m.
The Rev. Ed Stein will lead an examination of the Acts of the Apostles. When is the biblical text strictly history and when is it mostly theology? We’ll also look at other sources to learn about the life and character of the original Christian communities, connecting what we find to the belief and practice of the modern Church. We will read Acts for Everyone by N.T. Wright and Formation and Struggles: the Birth of the Church by Veselin Kesich.
The Dean’s Book Club
Meets the first Wednesday of each month in the McGehee Conference Room from 6:30–8 p.m.
The Dean’s Book Club will discuss a different book each month, including novels, nonfiction, and books on spirituality and faith. Books will be selected by the group, and at the first session we will choose three titles for the remainder of the fall.
Faith and Society Seminar
Meets monthly in Reynolds Hall from 6:30–8 p.m.
Participants will engage in serious and lively conversation about Holy Scripture, faith and the society in which we live. We will wrestle with vexing issues to better ground participants in the range of faithful responses Christians might have. We will follow the conversation style of the Aspen Institute, which ensures all voices are heard and respected. It is important to attend the first one-hour session on Sept. 11. Other dates: Oct. 16, Nov. 20, Dec. 18.
Men’s Lunch Discussion Group
Meets biweekly in the Jeffers Conference Room from 12:45–1:45 p.m.
Equal parts sharing and topical, this group is open to all men of the Cathedral interested in accountability and relational community. Starts Sept. 12. Download the current lesson.
Buscando la Luz
Meets weekly in the Mellinger Room from 6:45–8:30 p.m.
The group “Buscando la Luz” (Seeking the Light) meets every Thursday evening to pray, study and talk about spiritual matters, seeking to find what God wishes to teach us. The meetings are conducted in Spanish, and all who wish to participate, regardless of their level of fluency with the language, are welcome.
Men’s Early Morning Study Group
Meets the first and third Friday of each month in the Jeffers Conference Room from 7–8 a.m.
Neil Giles will facilitate along with Dean Barkley Thompson. The group will study books that form us spiritually as we grow in confidence and accountability with one another. We’ll begin by reading C.S. Lewis’ classic Mere Christianity.