The Epiphany Minyan

The word “Minyan” in Hebrew means “to count,” referring to the quorum of Jewish adults required for daily prayers. At Epiphany we have adopted this concept and applied it to our common study life. Minyans at Epiphany are groups that gather on a regular basis to study the Kingdom of God. Each Minyan has a leader assigned to gather the group, open with Hour by Hour prayers, and then guide the group into conversation and reflection on a given text or spiritual discipline.

Current Minyans

Book Study Minyan (with Sue Draper)

Thursdays at 1:00 pm (Christie House Library)
All are welcome to the minyan, which discusses books chosen by the group that deal with our spiritual journey. Contact Sue with questions.

C.S. Lewis Minyan (with Jonathan Roberts)

Thursdays, at 8:30 am (Christie House Library)
Discuss the works of theologian and author C.S. Lewis, as well as other “Inklings,” with our resident Lewis enthusiast Jonathan Roberts. We read a different book for each season. Contact Jonathan if you would like to participate.

Thursday Night Minyan (with Ben Bradstreet)

Thursdays, at 6:00 pm (Christie House Library)

This minyan focuses on contemporary authors/theology and the Bible, with occasional excursions further afield; changing books/topics every six weeks or so. We’ve previously read works by Richard Rohr, Brian McLaren, Nadia Bohls Weber, Jonathan Sacks, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and Hildegard of Bingen; as well as Genesis, Jeremiah, Matthew, Galatians, Hebrews. Contact Ben Bradstreet at for information.


Fridays at 10:30 am (Christie House Library) 

We talk at Epiphany a lot about “relationship as primary” and “belonging before believing” and “wherever you are on your spiritual journey you have a place at Epiphany” and “the kingdom of heaven is right here, right now,” and the list goes on.  Here is the thing, all of these saying are derived from the Bible. In fact, when I talk about theology, I’m talking about the Bible. It is the core document that defines the framework in which followers of Jesus live. And so, this class is not just about becoming familiar with the Bible; it is about unpacking it, and pulling it apart, and seeking out links and allusions and associations between one part of the Bible and another part of the Bible.  This Bible study is a journey into words and meaning and characters, and the context behind them. We do not rush things in this class, and furthermore, because of the class’s slow pace and theological orientation, you can drop in and quickly find your way, even if you haven’t been attending the class. Come be part of this Biblical quest of Christian meaning, understanding, and relevance. All are welcome, with no RSVP required. Contact Doyt for more information.