The famous philosopher Socrates once said, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” This is particularly true of our life of faith as Christians. Jesus was constantly being asked questions during his ministry. He never rebuked anyone for asking questions. In fact, the people he challenged most were the ones who thought they had all the answers!
Jesus’s approach to ministry was asking and exploring deep questions about life and faith. Yet many of us rarely take the time to slow down and really examine our deepest questions and concerns about life, faith, and God. It is too easy to just not think about them or pretend they aren’t there. Or we feel like asking questions implies that we don’t have enough faith, we aren’t really mature Christians. Nothing could be further from the truth!
This fall, we are going to change that. We are setting aside twelve Sundays to explore the following 12 Tough Questions:
- How can you take the Bible literally?
- How are Christians called to love LGBTQ+ people?
- How should the Church respond to racism and injustice?
- What does the Bible say about divorce & remarriage?
- How and why should Christians engage with politics?
- What do Christians believe about death and dying?
- How could a loving God allow so much suffering?
- Are science and faith incompatible?
- What do Christians believe about sex and human sexuality?
- Is Christianity misogynistic?
- How are Christians called to engage culture?
- What does the Bible say about money?
We all have unanswered questions. Some of these questions may never be fully answered in this life. But sometimes we can find real answers in the Bible. Together let’s take our deepest questions to the Lord and His Word and see what He has to say.