Summer 2019 Discussion Groups

Throughout the semester we explore different books and topics through our discussion groups, offering a community and a context in which to discuss together different aspects of life and culture in relation to the Christian faith.

These groups are open to everyone—students, faculty, and community members. Find a reading group that interests you and sign up below!

Christian Mission in the Modern World, by John Stott

Jesus sends us into the world just as the Father sent him. And yet thousands of years later Christians continue to disagree on what this involves. Some believe that the focus of Christian mission is evangelizing and “saving souls.” Others emphasize global justice issues or relief and development work. Is either view correct on its own? John Stott’s classic book presents an enduring and holistic view of Christian mission that is just as needed today.  Join us for a 5-week discussion group as we explore John Stott’s classic book

Facilitator:  Dean Bork
Time: Wednesdays, 12-1pm, starting May 29  (5 weeks)
Location:  Bradley Study Center  •  104 Faculty Street  •  Blacksburg, VA

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Spring 2019 Groups

On the Incarnation, by St. Athanasius

Join us for a 5-week discussion group as we look into the mind and experience of a young Christian in the first centuries after Christ. Athanasius explains and defends the Incarnation and the Trinity in this classic Christian text. Approximately 12-15 pages per week. Books will be provided for those who sign up.

Facilitator:  Mike Weaver, Director of the Bradley Study Center
Time: Mondays, 6:30pm, starting March 18  (5 weeks)
Location:  The River’s Edge  •  209-D College Ave  •  Blacksburg, VA

Fall 2018 Groups

image of the book The Myth Of Equality
image of the book Adam and the Genome
image of the book for the beauty of earth