BIO is a series of online, tailored classes and courses developed around BCM's key themes. Our'A-level' classes which can be undertaken individually, while our 'B-level' class is best taken after the A-level classes. Classes include a mix of new and previously published content, comprising recorded audio talks and video presentations, as well as published articles, all arranged around week-by-week thematic study topics. Each class also has weekly questions which assist with group study. The list of available classes is below. We also run annual BIO Study Cohorts which combine the online BIO material with in-person attendance at a Bartimaeus Institute and a BIO Cohort only colloquia.
We explore the key themes and ideas behind Radical Discipleship - great for anyone new to this way of understanding the Gospel and/or looking for ways of explaining it friends.
We introduce Restorative Justice principles and practices and explain how these principles can be applied to a variety of issues.
We explain the basis and basics of Sabbath Economics.
One of the best ways of deepening our understanding of the Radical Discipleship journey is by hearing the stories of those that have gone before us on the journey and those who are living it out in their lives today.
Highlights Ched's framing of WD, then profiles a dozen theologian-practitioners under 40 who are working on a variety of WD expressions. Introduces each contribution to the recent anthology edited by Ched entitled Watershed Discipleship: Reinhabiting Bioregional Faith and Practice.
Each year we take a small group of people - our study Cohort - through each of the introductory classes that comprise BIO. In addition to online gatherings to discuss the material, the study cohort also includes two in-person gatherings.
If you have your own group that meets our size requirements, we may be able to tailor a study cohort for you.
(right; Our first "feminary" cohort with Ched and Elaine)