New Series Begins January 6 – God: Partial Perspectives

We all think about and experience God in different ways. And that is a good thing because surely the Divine mystery—the ultimate reality of our universe (and any others out there)—must be bigger, more mind-blowing, and more beautiful than any single one of us can fully grasp alone. So as we seek truth and a deeper understanding of God, ourselves, and the world in which we live, we can benefit from the perspectives of others. Rather than having to go it alone and rely on our own perceptions and understandings, we can embrace difference and celebrate a diversity of approaches that gives us a fuller and healthier way of relating to God.

People have been following Jesus for more than two millennia, and there have been all sorts of different emphases, distinctives and characteristics to this faith journey. In this series, we will reflect on how various traditions have understood and experienced God, with their respective strengths and limitations. We will also explore how our own temperaments, personalities and cultural backgrounds create a unique lens through which we see God, and how scientific, artistic, contemplative and activist approaches can all be helpful. In this way, we not only hope to better understand and validate our own approach, but also embrace and be nourished by the approaches of others. Together we will seek truth without fear, with the aim of nurturing a deeper connection to God and celebrating the divine image in one another.

Download the discussion materials here.

Date Title Speaker
Jan. 6 God of Good News Matthew Dyer
Jan. 13 God of Intimacy Matthew Dyer
Jan. 20 God of Compassion Bryan Peterson
Jan. 27 God of Integrity Ruth Campbell
Feb. 3 God of Presence Matthew Dyer
Feb. 10 God of Power Ruth Campbell

See what’s coming up in our next series here.