The Ridley Institute

God is Love 1.30 - 3.20

  • Tuesdays, January 30 – March 20
  • Dinner: 6:15 pm. Class: 6:55-8:35 pm
  • Lecturer: The Rev’d Randy Forrester
  • $95.00 – includes dinner each week and course material

God is Love: The Surprising Good News of a Three-Person God

The Trinity is at the core of the Christian faith and yet many are confused or even embarrassed by it.  Can’t we do without the Trinity? Isn’t the Trinity a contradiction?  Does the Bible even teach the Trinity?  In this course, we will unpack this central Christian belief through the teaching of the Apostles’ Creed.  We will discover how the Trinity is the source of love, the blueprint for community, the inspiration for worship, and the motivation for mission.

Questions? Contact Randy Forrester (RForrester@StAndrews.Church or 843-284-4320)


Web Stream

This course is also offered via livestream for those who do not reside in the Charleston area.

  • $50 fee, includes course materials via email
  • Tuesday evenings, 6:55 pm – 8:35 pm


Register for the Livestream.

The Gospel of Mark 1.19 - 5.1, Tuesdays

  • Intensive: Friday, Jan. 19, 6:30 pm – 8 pm.
  • Saturday, Jan. 20, 9 am – 4 pm.
  • Weekly Classes: Begin Tuesday, Feb. 6, 7 pm.
  • Instructor: The Rt. Rev. Dr. Grant LeMarquand.
  • Cost $150 audit. $1545 credit.
  • Register with Trinity School for Ministry.

The course will begin with a weekend intensive on Friday, January 19 and Saturday, January 20. Students will then watch video lectures on their own, and then gather for class discussion with the professor via web stream on Tuesday evenings at 7 pm beginning on February 6.

The course will examine the Gospel of Mark, probably the earliest of our four gospels. The course will attempt to pay attention to historical issues (the world ‘behind’ the text), literary questions (the shape of the text itself), and hermeneutical questions (the world ‘in front of’ the text) – that is: what does the text mean for us? How can it be applied?

This course is taught through The Ridley Institute by Trinity School for Ministry. It may be taken for credit for those desiring to work towards a Master of Arts in Religion or the class may be audited.


Contact Info
Contact Us
The Rev'd Randy Forrester
(843) 284-4320
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