Christian Discipleship Center Class

The Gospel According to John: Gospel of symbols

January 24-February 28, 2019

The Synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark, and Luke) tell essentially the same story. The Gospel According to John, on the other hand, follows a very different literary format. John’s Gospel account is marked by rich imagery and symbolism. Images such as light, dark, water, and bread are not merely ways of telling the story of Jesus but deeply theological statements about who Jesus is and what he is about. This course will explore the symbolism of John’s account of the Gospel of Jesus and help the participant better understand what John is trying to tell us about Jesus.

Facilitator: The Rev. Dr. Brent Norris, Pastor, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church

Location: St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 337 Charlotte Street, Asheville, NC 28801

When: 1:30-3:00 PM on six Thursdays; Jan. 24 & 31, Feb. 7, 14, 24 & 28, 2019

Send email to with your name, phone number and church affiliation or call (828) 230-8818 with the same information.

Registration Deadline is January 21, 2019

The Christian Discipleship Center is an ecumenical organization of seven Asheville churches, including Central United Methodist Church, First Presbyterian Church, St. Eugene Catholic Church, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church,
and Trinity Episcopal Church.