House Groups – Lent 2012

The 2012 Lent House Groups were on the theme “the way to freedom”,  using a study commissioned by Churches Together in Britain and Ireland.

It took its cue from Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the German theologian executed in 1945 for his part in the resistance to Hitler, whose thoughts continue to challenge us on what it means to have faith and to be the church in a dangerous world.   In 1944 while in prison he wrote a poem Stations on the Way to Freedom.   The ‘stations’ he highlighted are: discipline, action, suffering and death.

The focus was not a study of Bonhoeffer as such but simply took some cues from him, and each week asked question about what ‘freedom’ means for us in our context today.   Bible studies were an important part of the material which was also supported by BBC Radio programming.