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Series:  Skepticism, Doubt, Uncertainty, Divine Hiddenness - FAITH on the EDGE

Title: The Nature of Faith (and why we don't like it) Part 2

Our series is called Faith on the Edge, and we are exploring skepticism, doubt, uncertainty, and divine hiddenness. Last week, we ended by asking, “What if God is about deepening the mystery, not removing it?” Moses once asked for God’s name, and God answered the question, but in a way that conveyed mystery, wonder, and awe. God both reveals and conceals. Meister Eckhart famously prayed, “God rid me of God.” What did he mean by this? Plan to be with us as we try to leave aside the need for clarity and instead just experience being known by God. Our study this week is: The Nature of Faith (and why we don’t like it)—Part 2

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Series:  Skepticism, Doubt, Uncertainty, Divine Hiddenness - FAITH on the EDGE

Title: The Nature of Faith (and why we don't like it)

We are in a series called Faith on the Edge, and we are moving from exploring certainty/uncertainty to the concept of faith. Is there a description of the spiritual journey—our response to our faith in God with the resulting changes that happen? Can we “map” the Christian life? Are there di erent phases to life with God? How might we understand and navigate spiritual growth? Are there areas of the Christian journey we can highlight? Plan to be with us for the next section of ur series—The Nature of Faith (and why we don’t like it).

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Series:  Skepticism, Doubt, Uncertainty, Divine Hiddenness - FAITH on the EDGE

Title: Finding Faith After Certainty

We will plod along in our series Faith on the Edge. We move from discussing certainty/uncertainty to faith. We have learned that none of us has absolute, unquestionable certainty, so we all live by faith at some level. What is faith? What is bad faith? What is good faith? Does it matter what you believe as long as you are sincere? We will take some time and wrestle with these questions. Our study for this week is called: Finding Faith After Certainty.

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Series:  Skepticism, Doubt, Uncertainty, Divine Hiddenness - FAITH on the EDGE

Title: Knowing about our Knowing

We are in a series called Faith on the Edge where we are examining skepticism, doubt, uncertainty and divine hiddenness. We have looked at the goodness and gifts that uncertainty can grant us. Now there are some new questions. How much can we really be certain of? What is the relationship between faith and knowledge? Is some degree of faith inescapable, or is it possible to live without any faith at all? As Christians does the Bible give us certainty? Does faith really run through all we claim to know? We will explore these questions in a study called: Knowing about our Knowing.

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Series:  Skepticism, Doubt, Uncertainty, Divine Hiddenness - FAITH on the EDGE

Title: Gifts of Uncertainty

 

The last time we were together, in this series, we explored the good of not knowing. We saw how the limits of our knowledge actually free us to be fully human. We all reach boundaries that remind us we are not God and that some things are simply beyond our comprehension. And all of this actually creates space for worship and reverence. Considering our lack of certainty, what other good might come from our inevitable limits and ignorance? Our study this week is called: Gifts of Uncertainty.

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eries:  Skepticism, Doubt, Uncertainty, Divine Hiddenness - FAITH on the EDGE

Title: Fully Trusting

We are most fully human when we are most fully trusting. When we reduce faith to “facts” and formulas, we are found empty-handed and open-mouthed when catastrophe comes. Let’s consider how to have “eyes of faith” to see our own lives, and to see the troubles of the world around us through a trusting gaze. Join us as we consider what it means to be Fully Trusting.

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Series:  Skepticism, Doubt, Uncertainty, Divine Hiddenness - FAITH on the EDGE

Title: The Good of Not Knowing

 

We will take a stroll through the Garden of Genesis 2 and come face to face with the Tree of knowledge of Good and Evil. We all face limitations to our knowledge. Do these limits offer us any good gifts? Deep within us is a primal craving to be something more than human. The words “you will be like God” still ring in our ears. So we want to explore a certain kind of grace found in the limits of our understanding. Our study for week 1 is called, The Good of Not Knowing.

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Title: Let the Children Come

How do children “ fit” within the people of God? As a community, we are called both to teach and to learn from the children in our midst. Let’s explore a biblical foundation for the intergenerational church and learn the crucial role that YOU have to play in the lives of our children. Jesus loves the little children ... and we should too! Join us for the message entitled: Let the Children Come.

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July 30, 2017

Series:  Theology of Play

Title: Spiritual Aspects of Animals

We continue our summer series: Toward a Theology of Play.  We function as creatures of the inside yet were placed with animals in a garden. We watch others sing, play football, basketball, soccer, baseball, and dance. We have become a culture of observers; we watch others play. What is your invitation to come play in creation? How do we play well with animals? What is the role of animals as pets and as food? Join us as we consider many spiritual aspects of animals.

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July 23, 2017

Series:  Theology of Play

Title: A Theology of Food

We continue our summer series: Toward a Theology of Play. “Sirloin steak, roasted cauli ower, salted caramel ice cream. The world is full of foods that delight. Food can be a source of joy and satisfaction. However, our relationship with food is complicated: eating can be a source of shame and confusion. God has something to tell us about food. There is a way we can relate to food that a rms the goodness of God and creation. Come on Sunday to hear a theology of food and gain some practical guidance too!”

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