Lent Book Study 2023 (Online) – Wrestling with Faith

Today many are wrestling with new questions of faith—wondering what it means to be a Christian in the face of hard questions. What does it mean to be a follower of Jesus in a church that seems to have gotten so many things wrong? Is there any way to discover an authentic faith in the face of consumerism, doubt, abuse, and pressing secularism?

We will explore these through a thoughtful new book by Canadian pastor, writer, and theologian Bradley Jersak: Out of the Embers: Faith After the Great Deconstruction. The book is available in paperback, as an audio book, and on your favourite reader—details here. Join us for thoughtful engagement with the questions of today’s church and conversations about the way forward.

Bradley Jersak says that “The Great Deconstruction is not just a two-year lockdown or four-year election cycle.” He sees it as “a great historic tradition.” However, the author insists we are bereft of neither reliable guides nor real agency. Out of the Embers is a most wise, kind, and timely gift for those of us whose very faith has been traumatized by the tumult of our age. – Steve Bell, Juno Award-winning Musician

A commitment to read is a part of this book study! We will not be reading the full book—rather, assigned sections each week. A commitment to read the assigned sections, along with participation in the discussion, is basic to this book study!!

STUDY OUTLINE available soon.


Lent Book Study 2023
Led by Principal Roland De Vries

5 Weeks
Thursdays 3:30-4:30 p.m (EST)
March 2nd – March 30th

There is a modest fee for participation in the study of $20 per participant. There is a cap of 24 participants.

The Rev. Dr. Roland De Vries was appointed as Principal of The Presbyterian College in June of 2021. Prior to this he served as Director of Pastoral Studies at the College and has formerly served in pastoral ministry at Kensington and Westminster, Presbyterian congregations in Montreal. Dr. De Vries’ academic work has focused on theological ethics, friendship, forgiveness, and sexual/gender identity.

For more information, please be in touch with us by email at [email protected] or [email protected].

2023 Lent Study

2023 Lent Study

A form for those registering for the Lent 2023 Book Study, reading Out of the Embers: Faith After the Great Deconstruction. After you complete this form, you will be redirected to a page where you can pay the required fee by credit card.

I am committed to reading on the schedule provided!