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RECEIVING CHRIST in five different ways

An ecumenical course in five sessions for discussion groups & individuals, comprising course booklet, CD and transcript booklet

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Course Synopsis

‘To all who received him … he gave power to become children of God.’ (John 1.12.) This raises big questions. Aren’t we all children of God anyway? Just how can we receive Christ? And what does it mean to have ‘a relationship with God’? In a course crammed with discussable questions, John Young teases out from the New Testament various different ways in which we receive Christ. John’s course booklet is supplemented by four leading Christians, from a variety of backgrounds, on the course CD. Together they demonstrate that St John’s theology in his magisterial Gospel has very practical implications for our day-to-day lives.

Five Sessions

Session 1: Receiving Christ – as children of God

Session 2: Receiving Christ – in the stranger and the needy

Session 3: Receiving Christ – in Holy Communion

Session 4: Receiving Christ – through prayer and fellowship

Session 5: ‘Christ in you, the hope of glory’ (Colossians 1.27)

Participants on the course CD

bishop nick bainesBISHOP NICK BAINES worked as a Russian linguist at GCHQ before ordination. He chairs the Sandford St Martin Trust promoting excellence in religious broadcasting and is a member of the House of Lords.


margaret sentamuMARGARET SENTAMU is an independent diversity and leadership development consultant and a Non-executive director of the Leeds & York Mental Health Trust, and Traidcraft Plc. She is also a trustee and patron of several education, health and poverty charities.


ken howcroftREVD DR KEN HOWCROFT is a former President of the Methodist Conference. He served the English-language Methodist congregation in Rome; establishing an ecumenical office there on behalf of the worldwide family of Methodist churches.


theodora hawksleyTHEODORA HAWKSLEY trained as a theologian before leaving her academic career to become a nun. She is currently a novice at the Bar Convent, York.


canon john youngThe course booklet is written and by Canon John Young who worked for two Archbishops of York, and was for many years a member of the General Synod of the Church of England. A Canon Emeritus of York Minster and Co-Founder of York Courses, he’s written over 30 books/booklets. John’s work has been translated into several languages, including Chinese and Russian.

The course CD is produced by Canon Simon Stanley who is a Co-founder of York Courses and interviews the participants. He is a Canon Emeritus of York Minster, and a former BBC producer/presenter. He has also written a booklet on the sacraments.

Current prices (valid until 1 June 2017)

CD Taster Pack (comprising 1 CD, 1 booklet, 1 transcript) @ £17.65 each

(a saving of £2.23 over buying these 3 items separately) or £15.50 each if bought online

Booklet @ £3.99         or         £3.59 each for 5 or more (or if bought online)

CD @ £10.99               or         £8.99 each for 2 or more (or if bought online)

Transcript @ £4.99     or         £3.10 each for 2 or more (or if bought online)

Free packing and 2nd class postage within UK.

Please order at www.yorkcourses.co.uk or by phone or post from:

York Courses, PO Box 343, York, YO19 5YB, UK

Tel: 01904 466516         www.yorkcourses.co.uk            info@yorkcourses.co.uk

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