Carlisle & District

Journey into the Bible

Group Leader:Phillip Little
Contact:Please use Members Portal on Beacon
Date of Meeting:1st Friday of each month
Time:10.30 am - 12 noon
Area of Venue:Carlisle (north)

Background:

When US President Woodrow Wilson came on a ‘pilgrimage of the heart’ to Carlisle [his mother’s birthplace and the city where his grandfather had served as a minister] he said: "A man has deprived himself of the best there is in the world who has deprived himself of the knowledge of the Bible”. The celebrated French author, Victor Hugo, once characterised our nation thus: "England has two books - the Bible and Shakespeare. England made Shakespeare, but the Bible made England.” Yet, ‘biblical illiteracy/ignorance’ is not only endemic among the young [Noah’s wife was not Joan of Arc!], but also in most of their teachers & parents. Also, we are now a nation where church-attendance is in rapid & steep decline; but, even amongst ‘churchgoers’, familiarity with the contents and teachings of the Bible is at a low level.

What we do:

So, in the Carlisle U3A ‘Journey Into The Bible’ group, we are now seeking to address the above situation. We meet every 1st Friday of the month [10.30-12.00]. U3A is not a ‘church’ and has no formal religious affiliation; so the aim & practice in the group is informative & educational, rather than evangelistic. The emphasis is on delving into the Bible’s content to understand the message[s] … with the help of a pre-issued sheet containing information & discussion questions. The ethos is open and informal; and although led from a position of respect for the Bible, it is recognised that interpretations can be different. Any U3A members who wish to learn about, discuss & reflect on the Bible are welcome.

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Journey into the Bible Knitting - Helping Hands
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Music Appreciation Group Two Painting for Pleasure
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