Understanding Matthew’s Gospel

Date(s) - Saturday, 23rd November, 2019
10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Canterbury, St. Paul's


Understanding Matthew’s Gospel


Prepare for ‘Year A’ of the Common Worship Lectionary. Matthew’s Gospel is especially challenging with its impossibly demanding moral teaching; a portrait of Jesus which seems austere and remote; its modifications of traditions in Mark’s Gospel and its frequent and often surprising uses of the Old Testament.


The day will consist of lecture-style input plus discussion sessions (with a look at specific passages) and time for questions. Together with unique handouts and book recommendations, you will go home with a toolkit designed to enhance your capacity to read, understand, and preach Matthew’s Gospel in ways you never thought possible.


Led by Rev Dr Stephen Laird is Chaplain at Kent University, Parish Priest at Blean, Canterbury and Tutor in New Testament at St Augustine’s College of Theology and Canon Neville Emslie is Director of Mission and Ministry for the Canterbury Diocese.


Arrival and coffee from 9.30am.

Please bring your own lunch and your Bible.

Kindly note there is no parking at St Paul’s. There will be limited parking at Diocesan House, the nearest car park is Queningate.


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