- Is the Bible still to be taken literally in all ways and all days? If it's not, then how do we deal with the Pandora's box that opens for us?
- Is the institution of marriage still applicable in our culture as it was in the Bible?
- Is evolution really contradictory to Christian beliefs?
- Is being Christian a box you check on a form or a process you go through?
- Is everyone who does not check that box going to Hell?
- What is sin really?
- Why is sex the hottest area of contention and focus of our ideas of sin?
Most importantly, where can we discuss these questions without fear and without being judged? Let me be clear - this is not an anti-Christian group. There are plenty of Meetup groups for people who are exploring New Thought and New Age or who are 'recovering from religion'. This is for people who are deeply committed to Christ, but can't stop asking questions that they are afraid to ask in church or are not satisfied with the answers they get. This is not a venue to preach an alternate theology that I have read or formulated. I will not be teaching, only moderating a discussion among equals.
That said, this is also not a meetup for those of you with all the answers to come and set us all straight. Pointing to the Bible and saying it's true because it says it's true will be considered circular reasoning in this group. This is a meetup for people of faith who need to explore the questions of faith and culture and human development without fear; for people who can disagree without being disagreeable.
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July 20 · 3:00 PM
The recipe for freedom that occurred to me this morning was:
1. Having options
2. Having the ability to choose among those options
There are lots of ways this... Learn more
February 16 · 3:00 PM
War & Peace
I think it's hard for us to remember that the idea of war and battle was not always anathema to lovers of Jesus. The Bible itself is full of imagery of war, and the... Learn more
January 5 · 3:00 PM
What Can We Hold On To?
More research is being published about possible errors in the various manuscripts of the Bible over the ages, the pieces of it that were excised or added, the books that... Learn more
October 13, 2013 · 3:00 PM
New Testament writers have extolled the benefits of weakness. How do you view it?
Seems like almost every great genius in history has suffered from almost equally great... Learn more
September 15, 2013 · 3:00 PM
Community and Individuality
This is tied in a bit with our recent questions regarding whether God was a 'personal' God. I've been reading quite a bit lately and there are questions being raised... Learn more
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