Thursday, January 5, 2017

Fear and Faith- are they compatable?

Anglican Church of the Holy Trinity
160 Merovan Drive, North Augusta, SC 29860
You Are Invited
A Teaching Weekend
The Rt. Rev. Thaddeus Barnum

“Real Courage”
January 27-28, 2017
Friday evening, 6:00 pm, beginning with a covered-dish supper
Saturday morning, 9:00 am, beginning with continental breakfast- ending at noon

Fear and anxiety seem to be part of life in the broken and hurting world, particularly in the times in which we live.  We face, among a myriad of other things, the onslaught of Islamic aggression, economic and political uncertainty, societal polarization, and rising racial/ethnic tensions.  In our personal lives we face economic insecurities, unstable relationships, anxieties over personal safety, and uncertainty about what the future holds for our children and grandchildren.

The antidote?
Courage that brings peace & victory over life’s challenges,
but where do we find it?

The world tells us courage comes from only one place- from within ourselves, but as people of faith, we know real courage comes from beyond ourselves- from God.  It is the Holy Spirit who empowers us for real living.  The question we face, then, is our Fear and our Faith compatible?

This teaching weekend will explore this topic using the biblical story of Jacob and Bishop Thad’s book, Real Courage.  The Rev. Dr. John W. Yates II, Rector of our sister church in Falls Church, Va. writes,

“Thaddeus Barnum has written one of the most honest, vulnerable books about grappling with fear I have ever read.  He acknowledges the power fear wields to distort the truth, especially for leaders in the church.  Through illuminating meditations on Scripture, alongside gripping anecdotes from his life, Real Courage invites us into a robust, but never simplistic, faith to handle the day’s most pressing crises.”

To register:
call 803-341-0075, or email,
or sign up on the parish hall bulletin board.