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Summer Sermon Series: Pop Theolgy
During the summer of 2017, we'll be exploring the theological dimensions of topics that come up in our popular contemporary religious environment in the here and now. Bring your questions, your doubts, your faith, and your thinkn' caps on Sunday mornings as we have fun engaging in important topics.
June 11th: It's The End Of The World As We Know It. Since Jesus left 2,000 years ago, His followers have been expecting the end of time to happen any day now. Why are we drawn to thinking that we're living near the end of the world? And why are we always wrong?
June 18th: Special guest preacher Rev. Nestor Gomez of the Salida Disciples of Christ Church.
June 25th: The Only Certainty In Life Is Death. The only thing we know for sure about life is that (SPOILER ALERT!) it's going to end for all of us, someday somehow. Even Jesus died. Our faith is not a faith that shys away from death, so we'll be talking about it openly and honestly.
July 2nd: The Same Ole Same Ole (Sacrements and Ritual). In a world that is so dynamic and fast-paced, why do we still practice (and need) rituals and sacrements that have been around for 2,000 years? What is it about these things that add value and meaning to our lives?
July 9th: Other Religions. As a people that follow a particular set of teachings from a particular faith tradition, how are we to think about all the other religious traditions that abound in God's world? And more importantly, how are we to interact with people of different faiths?
July 16th: Family. Oh boy. The word "Family" may be the most loaded word in our vernacular. It means an infinate number of things and carries an infinite number of feelings and experiences. Brace yourself, because we're going to do some unpacking about family through the stories of scripture.
July 23rd: The Bible. It's a big book with a lot of complications and connections. What is The Bible? How are we supposed to read it? Bring your questions as we talk about the most important book ever put together.
July 30th: Paul vs. Jesus, Part 1. There are two central characters in the story of The New Testament that have shaped the Christian faith more than any other pair: Jesus (of course) and the apostle known as Paul. When we read the stories of Jesus and read the writings of Paul, there is some real tensions between what Jesus does and what Paul. We're going to explore how we interpret, understand, and navigate this tension.
August 6th: Paul vs. Jesus, Part 2. On this Sunday we'll continue the navigation of the Paul vs. Jesus tenstion, with a particular focus on the Sacrament of Communion as guide.
August 13th: Politics. There are two things you aren't supposed to talk about in polite conversation: religion and politics. But, Jesus delt with both. In these politically charged times, what are the followers of Jesus supposed to do? What are we called to pursue?
AUGUST 20th: SPECIAL JOINT WORSHIP WITH FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN PONCHA SPRINGS PARK.