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Catechesis: Community Questions (2017.11.26 Sermon)

November 27th, 2017

John Chandler

April Karli, Shane Blackshear, and John Chandler close out our eight week discussion series, “Catechesis: What the Church Has Always Believed”, by responding to questions submitted by our community.

Questions Responded to:

  • What are the essential beliefs a church should hold to be considered Christian?
  • In what sense is the bible “inspired” by God? We often hear about how the bible is both human and divine in its origin. Does that mean part of the bible is from human origin and part is from a divine origin? If so, how do we decide which part is divine and which is human?
  • It sometimes frustrates me that God, who wants all Christians “to be one”, chose to communicate to us through a book that is so old, so ingrained in ancient cultures and worldviews, and so easy to misunderstand and misinterpret, or to interpret in more ways than one. What are we to do with all that? Why did God go about communicating to us in this way?
  • How should we approach the debate between creationism and evolution?
  • Who should we pray to in the Trinity? Father, son, or spirit?
  • How does God as Trinity inform our relationships to God, the earth, and other humans?
  • What about Revelation and end times?

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