“Simply Jesus” at St. Peter’s

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 217 Houston St., Ripon, is presenting a Lenten discussion series on Wednesday evenings from Feb. 29 to March 28.

The evenings will begin with Mass at 6 p.m. and a simple supper at 6:30 p.m. Discussion will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. Child care will be provided.

The series will discuss the N.T. Wright book Simply Jesus: A New Vision of Who He Was, What He Did, and Why He Matters. The book, inspired by C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity, asks how the church and Christians should communicate Jesus Christ’s mission and accomplishments to a world that does not know Christ. It suggests that the debates over Christ’s identity have obscured what the New Testament actually teaches.

The former Bishop of Durham in the Church of England, Wright is Chair of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St. Andrews School of Divinity. He taught New Testament studies at Cambridge, McGill and Oxford universities. Wright also is the author of After You Believe, Surprised by Hope, Simply Christian, The Challenge of Jesus, and the Christian Origins and the Question of God series, and coauthored The Meaning of Jesus.

St. Peter’s is an Episcopal church in Ripon, Wis., with a chapel in Wautoma, Wis. St. Peter’s is part of the Episcopal Diocese of Fond du Lac, which has more than 6,600 baptized members in northeast Wisconsin, the Episcopal Church of the United States of America, and the worldwide Anglican Communion. The St. Peter’s building, constructed in 1860, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Regularly scheduled services are held Sundays at 9:30 a.m. (English) and at noon (Spanish), and Wednesdays at 6 p.m. at St. Peter’s; and Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Chapel in Wautoma. The mission of St. Peter’s is to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ.

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