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Peter Mead and Ron Frost are thrilled to invite you to “Discover Cor Deo.”  (And Mike Reeves reckons you should go too!)

Among other things Cor Deo runs a training programme in which a small group of men join the mentors for an intensive full-time programme of study and ministry.

  • The first part of the programme is part-time, from September to January, involving assigned reading and three one-day conferences (attendance not required for participants coming from overseas).
  • The team then comes together for the full-time programme from February to July

On Saturday the 3rd of July there is a great opportunity to find out more about Cor Deo, the vision, the programme, the mentors, the details!  Get a taste of what makes Cor Deo distinct and discover if Cor Deo is for you.  You can even meet Peter and Ron in the flesh!

When? Saturday the 3rd of July, 10:30-3:30 (lunch included)

Cost? No charge, but it would be helpful if you let us know you are coming so we can reserve your place

Where? We are holding this meeting in The American Church / Whitefield Memorial Church in Tottenham Court Road, central London

Please click here for the invitation with more complete information.  Go here to Cor Deo’s website.

For what it’s worth, I think this looks an incredible opportunity.  If you’re in a position to consider a year of ministry training, no matter where you are in the world, I can’t think of a better way of pursuing it.

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As far as I can tell, 1 Kings 18:4 is the best Scriptural warrant I can find for bible colleges (Americans read “Seminary”):

While Jezebel was killing off the LORD’s prophets, Obadiah had taken a hundred prophets and hidden them in two caves, fifty in each, and had supplied them with food and water.

Away from all that troublesome ministry with its attendant persecution, the hidden prophets were fed and watered by Obadiah the first Principal of a Theological College.  No doubt they spent their time fiercely debating the issues of credo-circumcision, the validity of women prophets and evidentialist apologetics to a post-Yahwistic mindset.  I’m being playful of course (not with an endearing playfulness mind. More a sharp, abrasive playfulness, the kind of playfulness no one likes – that kind of playfulness.) 

Anyway it must be admitted that bible college can be a breeding ground for all sorts of nonsense.  But then we must take responsibility for how the college experience is enjoyed/handled/endured.  Here are 45 ways to waste your theological education by Derek Brown.  Painful reading.  Painfully close to the bone. H/T Between Two Worlds.

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