Chicken Soup for the Soul

Easter is over, and the long, wearing journey of social isolation feels like it has only just begun. Let's pool our resources. Share something that is helpingyou get through this time - something that made you laugh or cry or pause thoughtfully, and think of God.
The photo is of one of the ways I'm coping: comfort eating. Casoulet de Toulouse - essentially baked beans with ham. And duck.

7:00 pm Tuesday 14/4/20 - Email info [at] cafechurch.org for the Zoom invitation!

Why did Jesus have to die?

One of the big theological questions is this: Why did Jesus have to die? It's related to another: why does God allow bad things to happen? Where is God in the midst of suffering? At the intersection of Holy Week, the week leading up to Easter, and the Coronavirus epidemic, these questions are more timely than ever.

We will meet via Zoom. If you want to be part of it, email Alister at info [at] cafechurch.org and he will send you a link!

Jesus and the man blind from birth

We're spending some time thinking about the material, embodied nature of Christianity. It isn't a set of ideas, it isn't even exactly an inner attitude or a philosophy of life - important as those things are. But what is it? We'll see if looking at the story of Jesus healing the man born blind can help us dive more deeply into faith - what it is, and how to do it.

Wells, Springs, Eternal Life

What does it mean to have a wellspring of eternal life welling up inside you? Is that how you feel? We're going to be thinking about the time Jesus shocked everyone by hanging out with a Samaritan lady at the well. Read it here
Union Club Hotel, 10/3/20 at 6:45pm

God said Go so Abram Went

God said to Abram, go. And Abram went. Where do we find that sort of trust? Where is God sending us? And, will we have to get new names, like Abram becoming Abraham?
Tuesday 2/3/2020 at 6:45 at the Union Club Hotel

Read the text here

The Power of the Dark Side?

Anger. Lust. Divorce. Swearing oaths. A weekend gone horribly wrong? Or was Vader right?

Why Does God Send People To Hell If They Don't Believe

This is the next in our series of sessions inspired by Marty Sampson's excellent questions. You can find the series home page here. This session was led by Andrew, an elder at Cafechurch.

The Hell Question

Hell.

It can have a devastating impact on how people think about the character of God. People rightfully walk away from Christianity because of it. Though they don't always have to—I hope Marty doesn't.

The Bible Is Full Of Contradictions

This is the next in our series of sessions inspired by Marty Sampson's excellent questions. You can find the series home page here. This session was led by Matt, an who is a UCA Candidate for Minister of the Word and Sacrament.

For many people who have moved out of formative experiences in conservative Christian traditions a relationship with the bible can very quickly become … complicated. Many conservative Christian traditions hold very strong views on what the bible is, and how the bible should be interpreted.

When Christian Leaders Go Wrong

“Every human community will disappoint us, regardless of how well-intentioned or inclusive.” Nadia Bolz-Weber, Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint

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