What Is "Living The Questions"?
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. Many also have been afraid to ask troublesome questions that seem to question the basic teachings of Christianity, for fear of being thought a heretic. 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.
Aided by the voices of 30 leading religious voices, Living the Questions is a 21-week (in three seven-week classes) small group study exploring beyond the traditions and rote theologies which many of us learned in Sunday school and church. Whether you are a seeker still learning about Christianity, someone who has been steeped in the faith for generations, or even someone of a different or no faith tradition wanting to learn about Christianity, Living the Questions will help us discover the significance of Christianity in the 21st Century and what a meaningful faith can look like in today’s world.
This class takes seriously the journey of faith, and it is not for the faint of heart! Anything goes when it comes to questions, and all will be taken seriously. We are a church where curiosity is encouraged, so we look forward to living the questions together!
Themes & Classes (meeting on Zoom)
Invitation to Journey (Nov. 1 - Dec. 13, 2021)
- An Invitation to Journey – Nov. 1
- Taking the Bible Seriously – Nov. 8
- Thinking Theologically – Nov. 15
- Stories of Creation – Nov. 22
- Lives of Jesus – Nov. 29
- A Passion for Christ: Paul – Dec. 6
- Out into the World: Challenges Facing Progressive Christians – Dec. 13
Past Class – we hope to offer this again in the future.
Honoring Creation (Jan. 10 - Feb. 28, 2022)
- Restoring Relationships – Jan. 10
- The Prophetic Jesus – Jan. 24
- Evil, Suffering & A God of Love – Feb. 1
- The Myth of Redemptive Violence – Feb. 7
- Practicing Resurrection – Feb. 14
- Debunking the Rapture – Feb. 21
- Honoring Creation – Feb. 28
(No class Jan. 17 – Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday)
Call to Covenant (Spring 2022)
- A Kingdom without Walls
- Social Justice: Realizing God’s Vision
- Incarnation: Divinely Human
- Prayer: Intimacy with God
- Compassion: The Heart of Jesus’ Ministry
- Creative Transformation
- Embracing Mystery
Rev. Dr. Sue Coller of First Presbyterian Church in Lincoln, and Rev. Erica Nelson of Heritage Presbyterian Church in Lincoln, are co-leading this class.
Each session includes a video, guided discussion, spiritual exercises and Bible study. The 20-minute videos for each session include conversation, sermon clips, lecture excerpts, and spiritual exercises for practical applications (including different forms of prayer and meditation, movement, walking the labyrinth, etc).
The most important part of the class is your participation, so come prepared to ask, to listen, to learn, and to grow.
Please fill out the form and submit. You will be emailed a zoom link to the class and a link to the reading materials.