Theology Discussion Group

Steve Hirby

First and third Thursdays, 12:00–1:30 PM at Atlas Coffee Mill
Books we've read.
Books we're considering.

Do you have faith questions? Do you desire a place to talk more about your spiritual questions with other adults in a supportive way? This group meets twice a month to discuss questions, ponder readings and explore our faith together while fellowshipping over lunch. Come join us.

Starting February 2, 2017, and continuing through April, we will be reading the following:

Phyllis Tickle, The Great Emergence: How Christianity is Changing and Why
Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2008

North American Christianity is presently undergoing a change every bit as radical as the Protestant Reformation, possibly even as monumental as its break with Judaism in the First Century. And it's right on schedule. Tickle, author of God-Talk in America and founding religion editor of Publishers Weekly, observes that Christianity is holding its semi-millennial rummage sale of ideas. With an elegance of argument and economy of description, Tickle escorts readers through the centuries of church history leading to this moment and persuasively charts the character of and possibilities for the emerging church. Don't let this book's brevity fool you. It is packed with keen insights about what this great emergence is, how it came to be and where it may be headed. Tickle issues a clear call to acknowledge the inevitability of change, discern the church's new shape and participate responsibly in the transformation. Although Tickle's particular focus excludes the dynamic forces of Asian, African and Central/South American Christianity, this is a must-read for anyone seeking to understand the face and future of Christianity.

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