Event: Living the Questions at West End (Q) Explorers

The West End Explorers invites you to journey with us into an exploration of faith and practice. We will be using the “Living the Questions 2.0” (LtQ2) video series as a guide and catalyst to open-minded discussions. We aim to create a safe environment where you can feel free to voice your questions and doubts about traditional beliefs, without being dismissed as a heretic.
This is an alternative to studies that attempt to give you all the answers; it is for people who are in the midst of a life-long conversation about the mysteries of faith and life. Featuring thirty acclaimed scholars, theologians and other experts, LtQ2 consists of 21 sessions which are divided into three sets of seven units. Each session will be for about one hour, after/over shared light refreshments. There will be opportunities for personal sharing, following the video segments, which include conversations with leading voices of faith, stories illustrating aspects of an evolving faith, and concrete spiritual practices and disciplines.
Sunday 12th February 4pm – 5.15pm and the following six Sundays.
•This series freely questions:
– belief that the Bible is inerrant and infallible
– belief that the doctrines set forth by the early church are sacrosanct and not to be questioned – belief that one’s eternal salvation depends on their unswerving
commitment to the above
•This series does not aim to provide simple answers, instead aims to provide a resource for the      discussion
Three elements to program:
1) Pre-reading (handouts)
2) Video & discussion session
3) “Living it Out” devotional for “homework” (introductions to
various spiritual practices and disciplines)
For more about LtQ2, including a video sample, follow the links at: www.livingthequestions.com
If you are interested in joining us, please (try to) RSVP by the 5th February
RSVP to Kris Maslen
Invitation to Journey (Feb – Mar)
1. An Invitation to Journey
2. Taking the Bible Seriously
3. Thinking Theologically
4. Stories of Creation
5. Lives of Jesus
6. A Passion for Christ: Paul
7. Out into the World: Challenges Facing Progressive Christians Honouring Creation (Apr – Jun)
8. Restoring Relationships
9. The Prophetic Jesus
10. Evil, Suffering & A God of Love
11. The Myth of Redemptive Violence
12. Practicing Resurrection
13. Debunking the Rapture
14. Honouring Creation Call to Covenant (Jul – Aug)
15. A Kingdom without Walls
16. Social Justice: Realizing God’s Vision
17. Incarnation: Divinely Human
18. Prayer: Intimacy with God
19. Compassion: The Heart of Jesus’ Ministry
20. Creative Transformation
21. Embracing Mystery
West End Explorers (WEE) is a continuation of progressive Christian groups that have been meeting at West End Uniting Church for the last few decades. WEE aims to be a safe space for those wanting a supportive group to share in their journey of reconsidering/deconstructing & reconstructing faith beliefs and practice.

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