EXPLORING THE BEATITUDES by the Rt Revd Dr Steven Croft, Bishop of Oxford
Together, we are called to be more Christ-like: to be the Church of the Beatitudes: contemplative, compassionate and courageous for the sake of God’s world.
This three-session course has been produced as part of the Bishop of Oxford’s invitation to everyone in the Diocese of Oxford to explore the Beatitudes.
It is a 32 page booklet, written by Bishop Steven, and is suitable for small groups. A weblink in the booklet provides accompanying audio and video resources. The study is written for people living and worshipping in the Diocese of Oxford, but it can easily be used by small groups elsewhere.
"For me the Beatitudes have eight beautiful qualities, but eight is quite a lot to remember so I’ve been keen to capture what they mean in three words: contemplative, compassionate and courageous.
"I want people to be asking what do these words teach us and tell us about Jesus, what do they tell us about being human in the 21st century and what do they tell us about what kind of Church we’re called to be." Bishop Steven