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No matter how or what you think about God, there are ideas you accept and those you don’t. And other people have ideas about God, too – some different from yours, some you can accept, some you can’t. And that’s as true here at IUCC as it is in our neighborhoods, schools, and workplaces.
The topic/question/idea of God isn’t going to go away anytime soon, so how can we think and talk about God amid this variety of views? What helpful concepts might we find in the Bible, which have been misunderstood or overlooked entirely?
Marcus Borg often talked about a way of faith for people “for whom an earlier understanding of Christianity makes little or no sense.” Those of us at IUCC may have found that way, but many others are still searching for it.
In his book What We Talk About When We Talk About God, Rob Bell – former evangelical pastor and creator of Nooma, an innovative video series – speaks for people “who have a compelling sense that their spirituality is…central to who they are – but the dominant conceptions…of God they’ve encountered aren’t just failing them but are actually causing harm.”
How can we counter those “dominant conceptions of God, causing harm”? How can we talk with others about God in a way that makes sense, and that causes those around us to join in building a more just and loving world?
Watch Rob Bell’s brief video (https://youtu.be/rG1CDec4qkg), and join one of our Comma Groups for 2017-18 as we explore What We Talk About When We Talk About God!