Christian Century Study Groups

The Christian Century magazine addresses a myriad of issues, theological and seular, and in doing so, invites readers to “think critically and live faithfully.” For decades, the Century, which the Chicago Tribune has ranked as one of “America’s 50 Best Magazines,” has informed and shaped progressive, mainline Christianity.

Through the decades, in this turbulent world, the Christian Century has continued to serve as an important guide in helping us deal with a myriad of issues, theological and secular.

It’s a magazine that inspires and enlightens its readers.
It exposes our shameful toleration of brutalities,
but also helps us see wonder and beauty all around us.
It makes us wiser than we are.
It leads Christians and others to more mature understandings of the world.

The Christian Century matters. We can use it to help make our little corner of existence a better place, if we do it right. In a world of many choices about how we live, this seems like a positive way to invest some of our energy and spend some of our time.

Christian Century study groups at Fourth Church act on this invitation, using the presentation of issues as the basis for discussing the challenging social, ethical, and theological matters presented in the Christian Century.


Christian Century
Group Summer Movies

   Third Thursdays
   July 17 and August 21
   5:30 p.m. in Room 4G

Join the Christian Century Study Group this summer for a film screening series that marks the seventieth anniversary of D-Day, the operation that began the invasion of German-occupied western Europe and contributed to an Allied victory of World War II. While newspapers at that time were filled with news about the war and families worried about their loved ones so far away, folks still escaped to the movies.

July 17: Gaslight (1944)
Years after her aunt was murdered in her home, a young woman moves back into the house with her new husband. However, he has a secret that he will do anything to protect, even if means driving his wife insane. Another Best Picture nominee, this classic film noir stars Ingrid Bergman (Best Actress winner), Charles Boyer, and Joseph Cotten.

August 21: Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
Frank Capra directed this wonderful and zany screwball comedy, starring Cary Grant, Priscilla Lane, Raymond Massey, and Peter Lorre, about a drama critic who learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs and that insanity runs in his family.

All are welcome; newcomers are asked to RSVP to Anne Ellis (312.573.3369).


For more information about Christian Century Study Groups, contact Anne Ellis (312.573.3369).