I must apologise for the late reminder about PCN Explorers next Wednesday – I hope you already have the last Wednesday of each month reserved in your diary.
Wednesday 26th May
Merthyr Road Uniting Church Warner Hall, 52 Merthyr Road, New Farm.
10 am for Eat, Meet and Greet.
10:30 am we start our exploring.
Wally Stratford will lead our exploring this month based around the themes in his latest book, A Long Time to Wait!: Ascension – Heaven on a Cloud (see review).
This book is available as an ebook or paperback at Amazon and I am sure Wally will bring a few copies with him for sale. Here is a little teaser for our conversation together:
I think Christianity has become stuck in doctrinal formulations established centuries ago but still held dearly. These include such as Jesus as Son of God/A coming reign of God/ a heavenly place/focus on salvation/anticipation of a future time and place when immortality can be enjoyed with the divine, all surrounded by religious language that tends to define the church.
Many have waited through the centuries for these things to come, and many continue to wait in this time for last days to arrive. The language of creeds and prayers and hymns continue to express this hope.
There is a tension between what is hoped for in the future and what humankind hopes for daily life. Another examination of what Jesus taught and how he lived his life and what his expectations for his people were, is a way to ease the tension while at the same time easing the problems that people face every day.
I look forward to seeing many of you there. Of course, COVID safe guidelines will be followed, so please stay home if you are unwell. I have reserved a table at Moray Cafe for those who want to have lunch together after the meeting.