Lent 2012 Bible Study Resource planned

BACI will be offering the CoI and other interested parishes another ACC BiLC-linked Bible study for Lent. The theme will be economic justices and the format similar to last year’s materials. Five weeks with paired OT/NT passages will be offered with introductions, notes, and group study questions. The complete materials will be available to parishes and organizers by the New Year. Keep watch here for more details. A new tab above has been added for the Lent 2012 course.

The chosen texts are:
o Week 1: Deut 15; James 2:1-17
o Week 2: Amos 6; Mark 10:17-34
o Week 3: Psalm 73; Luke 1:39-58
o Week 4: Ezek 27:1-36; Luke 6:17-38
o Week 5: Isa 58; 1 Cor 11:17-34
o Additional recommended readings: Job 29-31; Deut 24:17-22; James 5:1-6; Mark 14; Rev 18

BACI receives episcopal patronage and gears up for next year

The working group is pleased to announce that BACI has come under the honorary patronage of the Archbishop of Armagh, the Most Reverend Alan Harper and the Archbishop of Dublin and Glendalough, the Most Reverend Dr. Michael Jackson.

The working group will be meeting shortly to prepare for the two big projects of early 2012. A second Lent course, on the theme of economic justice, will be available by the new year. A day conference on the Bible in the Church of Ireland will be held on 21 April at CITI. Details for both will be forthcoming.

People interested in either writing material for the Lent course or for running for a committee position at the BACI inaugural AGM are encouraged to write the working group.