Take a journey here through timely questions and answers as 50 Questions for Thinking Christians provides meaty discussion starters for individuals or groups that would like to examine their religious faith to better understand it. The book poses key questions and provides commentary about ways people often choose to answer. Questions include "How did you decide on your religious beliefs?," "Have you ever changed your views on an important aspect of your faith?" and "Are you progressing through the four steps of faith growth?"
A section on core Christian practices examines areas of prayer, reading, worship, music, service and social justice. A section on how you view the Bible asks if you view scriptures as a conservative, moderate or liberal by today's standards. A section on "big questions" asks "What do you believe about the Trinity, Heaven and Hell?," "Why does God allow suffering?," and "Do the smartest people believe in a creator God?" A section on social issues asks "Is homosexuality wrong in God's view?" while providing the conservative and liberal views on that answer today; and asks "How should Christians choose between political candidates?"
Author Steve Baska, a former newspaper reporter, is a teacher in the Disciple study series in his Denver area Methodist church. He draws on many sources for central questions and answers expressed today in Christian circles. Consider this book a resource for your individual thought, small group or Sunday School class discussions, or even sermon topics. Readers could discuss one question a week as a one-year supplement to scripture reading.
Wherever you are on the journey of religious faith, from newcomer to long-time veteran, let 50 Questions for Thinking Christians be your guide for reviewing where you have been and where you want to go. Encounter new perspectives and let the art of questioning lead you into new discoveries and conversations with family and friends.
|Publisher:||Jayhawk Mountain Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)|
About the Author