Welcome to Living the Questions
a progressive alternative for Christian invitation, initiation, and spiritual formation
“Wisdom is asking the questions for which there are no answers”
— Harrell Beck
People know that at its core, Christianity has something good to offer the human race. At the same time, many have a sense that they are alone in being a “thinking” Christian and that “salvaging” Christianity is a hopeless task. What is needed is a safe environment where people have permission to ask the questions they’ve always wanted to ask but have been afraid to voice for fear of being thought a heretic.
Living the Questions is a 12-week DVD and web-based small group study exploring beyond the traditions and rote theologies in which so many people and local churches seem to be stuck. Ideal for Christian invitation, initiation and spiritual formation, Living the Questions will help seekers and “church alumni/ae” alike in discovering the relevance of Christianity in the 21st Century and what a meaningful faith can look like in today’s world.
Weekly sessions will include:
participant and leader guides
conversations with leading theologians, church leaders, sociologists and biblical scholars
sermon and lecture clips
digital stories illustrating aspects of an evolving faith
concrete spiritual practices (e.g., lectio divina, body prayer, journaling)
spiritual disciplines (centering, openness, …)
suggestions for engagement in acts of social justice
fresh, original jazz interpretations of classic hymns arranged by Barb Catlin
other internet resources including a glossary of traditional theological ideas reinterpreted for the 21st Century
Perfect for a Lenten Study and ideal for new member classes, “Living the Questions” can be utilized for discussion groups and various settings focused on spiritual development and exploration in general. Modeled on the Alpha Course format, “Living the Questions” is an open-minded alternative to studies that attempt to give participants all the answers and instead strives to create an environment where participants can discuss the revolutionary re-visioning of Christianity already emerging in the world.
The format of each 2 1/2 hour session includes a shared meal, video, guided discussion, spiritual exercises and Bible study.
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