A THINKING PERSON'S GUIDE TO FAITH
Together we’ll ask, If God is good, does God really condemn people? Is there really a heaven or hell? Do we have to choose between science and faith? Why is it that some of the lessons and stories of the Bible don't seem like they make sense? Our world is full of suffering and need – why doesn't God cure cancer, or covid, or other forms of suffering?
FAITH AND LIFE DISCUSSIONS
Wednesdays at 5 pm. - Starts January 17
Drawing on the rich wisdom of the Bible, Christian tradition, and our own experiences, we’ll look at faith and doubt with honesty and insight. Our goal will be to discover a trust that is not afraid of hard questions and an appreciation for wonder and mystery above simple answers.
WEEK 1: JANUARY 14
Making Sense of the Bible
John 1:1-5, 14-18
How can I take the Bible seriously when there seem to be so many contradictions?
WEEK 2: JANUARY 21
Science, Religion, and the Rationality of God
Can I trust science and still embrace my faith?
WEEK 3: JANUARY 28
God and Suffering
Why do bad things happen to good people?
WEEK 4: February 4
The Love of God and the Logic of Hell
“How can a loving God send beloved children to hell? Do heaven and hell exist
WEEK 5: February 11
When Christians get it Wrong
1 Corinthians 13:4-8a
If Jesus is commanded us to love, why are some of his followers so hateful?