Faith Outside the Box
Monday Evening (Monthly)| 7:00 pm|Youth room
How do we find new direction and meaning when our faith traditions and ancient faith practices confront science and modern Biblical scholarship? Through readings and regular discussions this group explores how our traditional beliefs can be refined and refitted for today’s world of scientific knowledge and modern scholarship. Participants in Faith Outside the Box (FOB) read and discuss insightful or challenging texts to rediscover core Christian messages; discern the path of Jesus for today’s world; and discover what a meaningful “walk of faith” can look like in this context. The group provides an environment of openness, creativity, and support for those willing to explore beyond their current understandings.
Readings are drawn from contemporary Christian scholars and authors, such as Elaine Pagels, Brian McLaren, Karen Armstrong, John Spong, Diana Butler Bass, Marcus Borg, and John Dominic Crossan, who are reexamining and reinterpreting the Christian message for the modern age. The group also reads authors such as Paul Davies and John Polkinghorne, who examine issues of faith in light of science. Click here for a complete list of the FOB books read so far or see the attached table for an abbreviated list of the books most highly recommended by FOB members.