Earlier in the year we've had some time where we've opened up unit 2 on Thursday nights for low key dinner and discussion of the previous Sunday's gospel reading. We weren't able to do it for a little while because we were a bit stretched hosting out hospital guests, but during that time we had folks around to watch Cleverman later in the evening instead. We're covering the Thursday evening shifts easily again now so we thought we'd organise some more dinner and discussion...
Feel free to bring some food to share and we can discuss the weekly gospel readings as we eat together. We've been bringing the Bible stories into dialogue with what is going on in our current affairs, our national story and local communities like the IHH. A key thing has been talking about how the stories relate (or don't relate) to the practical things we are doing from day to day, and how what we're reading might be helpful (or unhelpful) for our work.
Our friend Mark Pierson says, 'Questioning allowed. Questioning aloud allowed.' What this means is it is okay to bring doubts and suspicions as well as faith and belief to the table. It's also okay to talk about how the Bible might be helpful or unhelpful.
7pm Thursday 18 August (Luke 12:49-56)
7pm Thursday 25 August (Luke 13:10-17)
7pm Thursday 1 September (Luke 14:1, 7-14)
7pm Thursday 8 September (Luke 14:25-33)
7pm Thursday 15 September (Luke 15:1-10)
If you think you'll come along let us know by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org