This is an introduction to Christianity suitable for:
- Christians wanting to explore their faith further
- others interested in finding out more about Christianity
We will not tell you what to believe. The course will attempt to:
- acquaint you with the basic facts: the story of Jesus, how Christianity began, how it has grown and developed, what it looks like today as a world faith
- explore the issues of belief. Christians express their faith in many different ways. They interpret the traditional statements of faith on different levels (literal, symbolic, metaphorical), and they disagree on many issues. The aim in this course is to open up and discuss issues, not to impose our own particular beliefs
The course is in four sessions:
1. What is Christianity? The history and geography; the main Christian churches and traditions; a general overview of Christianity today as a world faith.
2. Jesus: his story, his teaching, what Christians believe about him, how we interpret the meaning of his death and resurrection.
3. The Bible: a general introduction to its history and content; the different views about its authority and how to interpret it.
4. Why Christianity? What is it about Christianity that makes it different from other faiths? Does it matter? How do Christians relate to people of other faiths?
The course will be held on Mondays March 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th from 5.30 to 7.00 pm at the Meeting House.
In each session there will be a brief input, then we shall have some soup and rolls (free) and discuss of the issues that have been raised.
Please register to come by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org , phoning (01443 65)4060, or calling in at the Meeting House.