I mentioned on the last Lord’s Day that we will be starting a new men’s study beginning on 12 January 2017. Logistics are pretty simple, and I’ve designed the study for men who can be available mid-evenings during the week. I provide the material, and we meet on Thursdays at 235 West Main Street, № 104 (my office) at 8:30 PM. As in the past, we will be opening a video conferencing link for men who are unable to attend in person, but who have access to the internet and a webcam. The video conference also allows men to join by just phone as well.
The book that we are using for this 20-ish-week study is Wild at Heart by John Eldredge. I characterized the author as controversial in my announcements the other day, so I felt as if I should let interested men know why.
Eldredge is a straight-forward writer who, while making many allusions to the Scriptures, assumes the reader has been well-taught. Some have criticized Eldredge for taking a bit of a fairy tale approach to manhood. See this recent interview with Eldredge by Religion News Service.
Many have found the book provocative and useful. Our objective is to get men to reflect thoughtfully on the Scriptures so that they can apply Gospel-centered principles to their lives to glorify Christ.
Where I’ve found either allusions or flat out references to the Scriptures in the book, we will be studying those passages in parallel to get the context.
If anyone needs more information or would like to discuss the study, please leave a comment below.