Living the Questions Curriculum


Session 1: An Invitation to Journey

Faith is not a destination, but a journey

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Session 2: Taking the Bible Seriously  

The authority one places in the Bible plays a critical role in one’s worldview and understanding of Christian life

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Session 3: Thinking Theologically

Understanding how our identity and experience contribute to how we think about God – some theological ideas expand our spiritual growth, and some become barriers.

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Session 4: Stories of Creation

Understanding the stories of Creation affects our perception of the purpose of creation, the essence of human nature, and our attitude toward the environment

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Session 5: Lives of Jesus The Gospels, storytelling, theology, tradition and the arts tell stories of many different lives of Jesus – will the real Jesus please stand up?

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Session 6: A Passion for Christ: Paul the Apostle

Paul’s writings and teachings influence almost all of what we think of as Christianity today.

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Session 7: Out into the world, Challenges Facing Progressive Christians

How do we live into being the minority voice of progressive Christianity

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Session 8: Restoring Relationships The macro-stories of the Bible reflect the human condition and demonstrate the centrality of restoring relationships with ourselves, others and God

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Session 9: The Prophetic Jesus

Jesus was a troublemaker challenging those in power and standing up for the powerless – this taps into the centuries old paradigm of the prophets

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Session 10: Evil, Suffering and a God of love

Why do bad things happen to good people?

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Session 11: The myth of redemptive violence

Jesus’ example and teachings have been eclipsed by an emphasis on human unworthiness that demands and defends the need for Jesus’ violent, suffering, atoning death.

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Session 12: Practicing Resurrection

Resuscitation of Jesus’ body or resurrection from the shadows a credible and meaningful way of living?

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Session 13: Debunking the Rapture

Does the Bible end with hope or fear?

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Session 14: Reclaiming the World

Care for the environment is not only deeply biblical and practical, but increasingly critical

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Session 15: A Kingdom without Walls

Jesus erases every border, wall, division we attempt to erect

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Session 16: Social Justice, Realizing God’s Vision

Putting your faith into action to bring about God’s will for the world

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Session 17: Incarnation, Divinely Human

What does it mean for God to be a part of this world?

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Session 18: Prayer, Intimacy with God

Prayer as a way of life and a way of conversing with the Divine

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Session 19: Compassion, The Heart of Jesus’ Ministry

Jesus taught how to live in a way transforms people from legalistic rule-followers to compassionate disciples

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Session 20: Creative Transformation

The essence of human nature is to take part in the dynamic and imaginative process of creation; transforming us, our relationships, our institutions and the world.

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Session 21: Embracing Mystery

Living into questions means getting comfortable with ambiguity and open to the unknowable and indescribable mystery of the Divine. 

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