Dinner and a Book
A new Dinner and a Book group meets beginning in Lent (March 1st) at the Breada Café. This Spring’s book is called The Sin of Certainty : Why God Desires our Trust More than our Beliefs. Author Peter Enns, author of many books including How the Bible Actually Works, explores how Christians mistake “certainty” and “correct belief” for faith when what God really desires is trust and intimacy. (For more description of the book see below.)
We meet Wednesday nights from 5:30 – 7:00 pm at the Breada Fresh Express Café (33rd and Pioneers Blvd.) for dinner and discussion of that weeks chapter. Books can be purchased at all major online retailers (Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc.) in paperback, audio book, and e-book. If you need any assistance in purchasing a book on line, contact our DCE, Kris Brammer.
- March 1 – Chapter 1 – I Don’t Know What I Believe Anymore
- March 8 – Chapter 2 – How We Got into This Mess
- March 15 – Chapter 3 – “You Abandoned Me, God; Yu Lied” (and other Bible Lessons)
- March 22 – Chapter 4 – Two Miserable People Worth Listening To
- March 29 – Chapter 5 – Believing in God: So Easy Even Demon Can Do It
- April 5 – Chapter 6 – Uh-Oh: When Certainty is Caught Off Guard (and Why That Might Not Be Such a Bad Idea)
- April 12 – Chapter 7 – God Wants You Dead
- April 19 – Chapter 8 – Cultivating a Habit of Trust?
- April 26 – Chapter 9 – Beyond Trust
Book Description Continued…
With compelling and often humorous stories from his own life, Bible scholar Peter Enns offers a fresh look at how Christian life truly works, answering questions that cannot be addressed by the idealized traditional doctrine of “once for all delivered to the saints.”
Enns offers a model of vibrant faith that views skepticism not as a loss of belief, but as an opportunity to deepen religious conviction with courage and confidence. This is not just an intellectual conviction, he contends, but a more profound kind of knowing that only true faith can provide.