Join us on Wednesday, January 11th as we again partner with Christ Lutheran Church of Oreland for Pub Theology Night at our new meeting place, The Broad Axe Tavern on Route 73 in Amber at 6:30pm for faith, fellowship, food and more. If you plan on attending please RSVP to Pastor Suloff or the church office by Tuesday morning so that we can be sure to reserve enough space at The Broad Axe. Here’s what we will be discussing:
- Discuss the power of questions. What role do they play in your spiritual path or personal life? Consider this from Jack Ricchiuto: “Our deepest truths are not declarations. They are questions.” True?
- John Wesley believed that the living core of the Christian faith was revealed in Scripture, illumined by tradition, vivified in personal experience, and confirmed by reason. These four different sources came to be known as the “Wesleyan Quadrilateral.” None of these were to be taken in isolation without the balancing effect of the others, and Scripture, according to Wesley, should always have the central place of authority. What role do each of these four play in your theological thinking?
- Discuss this perspective: “If I believed in hell I would not want to be “saved” from it. Why would Jesus teach us to love everyone and then leave some of us behind? Where is the “good news” in saying most of humanity is doomed to eternal torture but that me and a handful of my selfish Christian friends can save our own skin by exploiting a glitch in the rules? Forget that! If there were a hell, love would compel us to go minister there.” ~Jim Rigby