Matthew, Mark, Luke, and Us: Gospel and Community

April 8, 2018 - April 12, 2018
Offered by Pendle Hill
Wallingford PA

Matthew, Mark, Luke, and Us: Gospel and Community

Apr 8-12, 2018

A short course with Doug Gwyn and Francisco Burgos

(Sunday, 4:30pm through Thursday, 1:00pm)

$400/private room; $300/shared room; $200/commuter.

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The New Testament gospels associated with the names Matthew, Mark, and Luke were probably the work of whole communities of first-century Christians. Over the course of decades, they remembered the life and teachings of Jesus, and prophesied in his Spirit, to create the story we inherit today.  As a twenty-first-century community, we will listen together to the teachings and stories of Jesus, seeking our own answers to his question, “Who do you say that I am?

Francisco Burgos will add further perspective from the community-centered Bible study methods of the liberation theology movement in Latin America. In addition, we will listen to some classic Quaker texts to bridge between the ancient text and our own experience. Participants may wish to bring their preferred translation of the Bible.


Doug GwynDoug Gwyn is a minister and author among Friends. His “biography” of Pendle Hill, Personality and Place: The Life and Times of Pendle Hill, was published in 2014. Formerly the Quaker Studies teacher at Pendle Hill, a well-traveled Friend, Doug has worked for the American Friends Service Committee, served among Friends as a pastor, and taught at the Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre in Birmingham, England, as well as at Pendle Hill. Doug is a student of the Bible and of early Quakerism. His most recent works are The Anti-War: Militant Peacemaking in the Manner of Friends (2016) and The Call to Radical Faithfulness: Covenant in Quaker Experience (2017).

Francisco BurgosFrancisco Burgos is the Director of Education at Pendle Hill and has facilitated spiritual retreats and letio divina sessions for different audiences. Francisco was a De La Salle Christian Brother for almost 10 years serving in Dominican Republic, Guatemala, and Costa Rica, and has been a Friend since 2004. He is a member of Harrisburg Friends Meeting and has attended several monthly meetings including Monteverde Friends Meeting in Costa Rica and Adelphi Friends Meeting in Maryland.