Drawing from the agricultural imagery of a cow chewing its cud, “ruminate” means to think deeply, to turn something over again and again.

Ruminate is a group that gathers to read books written by the saints who’ve gone on before us. We, like our bovine counterparts, want to chew on the thoughts and words handed down to us. We want to think deeply about God, about the Church, and about what it means to live our lives as Christians.

We are currently reading The End of the Christian Life: How Embracing Our Mortality Frees Us to Truly Live by Dr. J. Todd Billings. We are drawing upon its themes in light of the season of Lent in which we are reminded of our finitude and mortality, of the reality of sin, and of our need and dependence upon God.

Due to Covid-19 we are meeting via Zoom at 6:30 PM on Sunday evenings. Prior to this, it was the custom of this group to gather in one another’s homes to break bread together in a shared meal and time of fellowship, discussion around a selected reading/chapter, and to pray together.

We’d love to have you join us!

In the past we have read the following:

  • The Heidelberg Catechism (a Reformed Confession)
  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Life Together
  • Mark Noll’s Turning Points: Decisive Moments in the History of Christianity
  • Rowan Williams’ (former archbishop of Canterbury) Being Christian: Baptism, Bible, Eucharist, Prayer