Living the Questions is a study for the countless people of faith who have suffered in silence as the voices of fear and certitude claim to profess the unchanging truth of Christianity. Its purpose is to provide a resource for the discussion of what I already
believed by many faithful people still holding on within institutional religion, while harbouring a conviction that what the church teaches isn’t the whole story. It is a
open-minded alternative to courses that attempt to give people all the answers and instead it strives to create a safe environment where people have permission to ask all the questions they have always wanted to ask but have been afraid to voice for fear of being thought a heretic. It is intended not only for church members, but also for those who have left the Church because of its refusal to take their questions seriously.
How does it work?
Living the Questions (LtQ) is a DVD-based programme exploring themes of Christian faith. We will be looking at the first unit of 7 sessions “Invitation to Journey”. Each section lasts about 20 minutes, featuring many prominent teachers and theologians and supplemented by participant guides with weekly reading and discussion questions (go to
YouTube and type in “living with questions” for a useful taster!) Our meetings will be quite informal, built around discussion and sharing our responses to what we have watched. The Minister will lead each session.
What does it involve?
Meeting weekly in May / June 2011—dates to be confirmed. All meetings within Church Centre.
Each evening will begin at 7.30pm and will end by 9.30pm at the latest.
Those wishing to take part are asked to commit to the whole series (inevitably there will be unavoidable absence, but the intention should be to attend all 7 meetings).
The programme is expensive to purchase. There will be a charge of £10 per person for the whole course.
If you are interested….
Please give your name and contact details, as soon as possible, to the Minister or to the Church Office. (See Contact Us section for details).