From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai
What is the balance?
Last week I went on the Chiang Mai International Churches’ Men’s Retreat. I mostly enjoyed it, but there were some men there who complained that women had taken over the world! Other’s argued that men and women are so different that we cannot really understand each other the way two men can. What is the real position?
In last week’s sermon, Taylor Pfaff preached on the story of Queen Esther and how she interceded for her people. Is she a feminist Christ figure? he asked! This week our Old Testament reading is the story of Adam and Eve. What does that tell us about gender and God’s will for man – and woman – kind? Find out more at All Saints this Sunday!
Our scripture readings this week will be Genesis 2:18-24, Hebrews 1:1-4, 2:5-7, 10-12, and Mark 10:2-16, and we will be singing the hymns When Morning Gilds the Skies, The God of Abraham Praise, Mothering God, and Stand up stand up for Jesus! The readings can be found via this link and past services and sermons can be viewed via the All Saints audio-visual page!
If you don’t know the way to All Saints, directions can be found on the Where and When page.
Theology on Tap – this Friday!
Coming up! The next Theology on Tap will be this Friday, 5th October, at 7 p.m. at the UN Irish Pub. This is a great opportunity to have a drink, or a meal, and have an open conversation about some aspect of Christian theology. The topic will be Sex, Gender, and the Bible!
Some reading around the subject from different viewpoints is available here:
No previous knowledge is required, just come with your eyes open and your brain engaged! No view is too strange or too simple! All are very welcome!
Festival of Carols 2018