Living the Questions 2 (LtQ2) is a popular video & internet-based small group exploration of progressive Christianity featuring premier religious voices of our day.
LtQ2 is an open-minded alternative to studies that attempt to give participants all the answers and instead strives to create an environment where participants can interact with one another in exploring what’s next for Christianity.
Living the Questions hopes to expose people to the ideas and concepts that have been taught and discussed for generations in our seminaries that don’t get taught or discussed in our churches. Living the Questions is for those who are yearning for something more than the shallow platitudes that pass for theology in many churches.
It’s for those who are looking for a resource within the institution that encourages questions and sparks open dialogue. It’s also for those who have stopped taking the church seriously at all.
There is a revolutionary re-visioning of Christianity already emerging in the world. It is our hope that Living the Questions will play a part in your discovering the relevance of Christianity in the 21st Century and what a meaningful faith can look like today.
“Mystery is a condition of awe, of resting precisely in an unknowing, long enough for the silence to have its way with us. The goal of this curriculum is to create some space for us to inhabit this mystery more deeply, and explore the relationship between science, particularly evolution, and religion. Perhaps most importantly, the hope is that each participant will feel from the inside what it is like to be the presence of all this creativity showing up after 13.7 billion years as him or her. Without this felt sense of being one with the creative process that is ceaselessly animating life, the conversation will remain objective and academic. We invite you to engage these seven weeks with an awareness that you are not separate from the creativity that produced you.” — Bruce Sanguin
Toward Healing the Rift – 8th Feb 7 pm
A Renaissance of Wonder – 22nd Feb 7 pm
Getting Genesis Wrong – 8th Mar 7 pm
An Evolving Faith – 22nd Mar 7 pm
Evolutionary Christianity – 5th Apr 7 pm
Imagining a Future – 19th Apr 7 pm
An Evolving Spirituality: Mysticism – 3rd May 7 pm
Celebrating the communion of science and faith, Painting the Stars explores the promise of evolutionary Christian spirituality. Featuring over a dozen leading theologians and progressive thinkers, the seven-session program includes a downloadable/printable participant reader (written by evolutionary theologian Bruce Sanguin) and a facilitator guide with discussion questions. The basic format for each 1-1 1/2 hour session includes conversation around the readings, a 20-minute video presentation and guided discussion. There is no cost but registration is essential so as to access the downloadable/printed material before each session. All are welcome and you can just turn up on the evening.