Tag: religious dichotomies

August 17 Gathering: Sacred vs. Secular — Two worlds in tension or one world in grace?


We tend to compartmentalize our lives in a number of different ways. Over the past century or so, Christianity seems to have become particularly obsessed with sorting out the sacred from the secular. In our effort to be "in the world but not of the world," we have learned to isolate spiritual practices and personal … Continue reading August 17 Gathering: Sacred vs. Secular — Two worlds in tension or one world in grace?

August 3 Gathering: Science & Faith: Mutually exclusive or inclusively mutual?


Does faith in the Bible necessarily mean we must reject the findings of science? Is the Bible meant to be an accurate description of the history of earth and humanity? Do we have to abandon our faith to embrace scientific evidence of origins? Or, is there a place where faith and science intersect, and reveal … Continue reading August 3 Gathering: Science & Faith: Mutually exclusive or inclusively mutual?

Q Ideas Tackles Faith vs. Science debate


With our upcoming Aug. 3 gathering set to focus on the science/faith false dichotomy in the church, I thought you might enjoy some of the conversation that's happening on the topic elsewhere. I've been following Q Ideas ever since reading Gabe Lyons' & David Kinnaman's 2007 book, unChristian (I also highly recommend Lyons' 2010 follow-up book, The … Continue reading Q Ideas Tackles Faith vs. Science debate

July 20 Gathering: Gender Roles–Enslaved or Empowered?


Do our perceptions of gender trap us in rigid boxes, or do they empower us to be more fully human? This week (July 20), we'll discuss biblical concepts of gender, misconceptions, and more empowering ways of viewing our unique contributions to the human project. We'll look at some of the passages that have been traditionally … Continue reading July 20 Gathering: Gender Roles–Enslaved or Empowered?

Upcoming Conversations…


One of the ongoing challenges of Christianity is dealing with false dichotomies in which we find ourselves as people who exist simultaneously in the world and the Kingdom. Our next few gatherings will address some of these issues and give us a chance to have some meaningful conversations with the goal of greater understanding. Here's … Continue reading Upcoming Conversations…