The Wired Word
Book Explores How Christians Perceive God's Voice
The Wired Word for the Week of August 9, 2020
Some of the Big Questions we will consider:
The Big Questions
1. Do you hear back from God when you pray? If so, in what ways? If not, how does the absence of a reply figure into your ongoing faith?
2. What role, if any, does imagination play in your prayer life? How are you defining imagination? Are you using the term in the same way that Luhrmann is, or is there a difference? Explain.
3. Can you be a Christian without praying? Explain your answer.
4. Do you ever think of God as a therapist? Do you go to God about your worries, concerns, fears, anxieties? If so, what happens when you do?
5. Luhrmann examines the idea of talking to God and his speaking back using psychoanalytical and sociological explanations, but not theological ones. Can prayer, spiritual discernment and the voice of God be wholly understood apart from theology (the study of the nature of God)? Why or why not?
Confronting the News With Scripture and Hope
In addition to discussing the article and the above questions, we will consider several Bible passages from the Old and New Testaments to guide your discussion.
Hope to see you Thursday evening 😊 The Wired Word will meet via Zoom this Thursday, August 6 at 7:00 p.m.
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Looking forward to gathering by Zoom on Thursday at 7:00 p.m.