Exploring Gnostic Christiantiy - Gosple of Phillip - Important Announcement

This session, John will continue our discussion of the Gnostics by examining texts from the Bible and the Gospel of Phillip. You don't need to have participated in the past meetings to get something out of this presentation. Please bring your Bibles to the presentation. January 19 will feature a presentation on ethics, using the book, "The Age of Empathy" as a guide. It explores what may be the foundations of empathy among humans and other animals. It will be up to you to decide if you find Frans De Waal's arguments convincing. January 5th will likely be the last presentation John will be able to attend until May. January 19th will also mark the last day as my involvement as co-organizer of the SBS. This shouldn't worry members, as there are plenty of people in the group who have expressed a desire to put the energy into the project which John and I can not afford to provide. The success of the group will be up to the input of its members. Use Meetup to communicate. There is a full Message Board and Mailing List you can use to communicate to each other. The next meeting in February may be a great time to get people together to voice opinions about topics, the focus of the group, who should be in charge, and whether the meeting location and/or time should be changed. Thank you for your participation, Bjorn Watland

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  • Steve M.

    I missed the first 2 Gnostic discussions, but it didn't seem to matter. John gave an excellent overview of the gospel and how it fits into Gnostic beliefs. The discussion was lively and covered many topics. It was a shame more people weren't there. (It was an incredibly cold night.)

    January 6, 2010

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    A former member

    It was great exploring the history and the beliefs of the Gnostics. I was somewhat surprised at how the Gnostics had difficulty with the literal interpretation of the language of the Bible. I find I too share their scepticism.

    January 6, 2010

  • Corinne

    I stopped by, but didn't stay because I didn't really like the musty smell in the location.

    January 6, 2010

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