Session #1: Grace//Truth 1.0 - Winter 2018
In recent history of the western Church, there has probably been no conversation more feared, contentious, and poorly engaged than that around Sex, Sexuality and Gender. What conversations we do pursue have tended to be fear-driven, reactionary and, on the whole, poorly informed. The temptation on every side is to engage the questions around faith and human sexuality primarily as an ISSUE, viewed through the lens and in terms of a culture war. We too easily forget that, at the heart of these questions and conversations are PEOPLE - our friends, our family, our neighbors - people, in the eyes of Jesus, who are ours to LOVE.
This Learning Community will consist of five guided conversations around these topics, curated through the Grace // Truth curriculum developed by the Center for Faith, Sexuality and Gender ( www.CenterforFaith.com ) .
Location & Times:
Location: First Congregational Church of Barrington ( www.fccbnh.org ) - 710 Franklin Pierce Highway, Barrington NH.
Dates: January 13th & 27th, February 3rd, 10th & 17th, 2018
Time: 9:15 - 11:00am
We'll be starting each week with a video produced by the Center for Faith, with discussion to follow. These conversations will be guided by the Grace // Truth material, found in the book of the same title. Every person in the learning community will be asked to pick up their own copy of this book in their preferred format, and to have completed the assigned reading before each session.
A Kindle eBook version is available for purchase through Amazon
A Paperback version is available for purchase through the Center for Faith's online store.
We're excited to begin this journey with you! Pick up a book, fill out the registration below, and we'll be in touch as the first conversation (1/13/2018) approaches. See you soon!