Several churches - of all flavors - have been going through a 7 week sermon and small group series of EXPLORE GOD.
Here's a map of the churches in this part of Texas that have been doing it...
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You may have seen the signs in yards - and billboards...
Here has been the schedule we've all followed...
September 13 Does Life Have a Purpose?
September 20 Is There a God?
September 27 Why Does God Allow Pain and Suffering?
October 4 Is Christianity Too Narrow?
October 11 Is Jesus Really God?
October 18 Is the Bible Reliable?
October 25 Can I Know God Personally?
So this Sunday is the last Sunday for it.
It has been great. GREAT.
I can be kind of a cynic - what with years of church work behind me, etc. (which one might think would make me NOT a cynic... but, well, that may be material for another post.)
ANYWAY, I was not expecting deep material, frankly. Since I've been teaching ESL again at Bear Valley Church, I've been staying for the second service - and have been enthralled with the Explore God messages.
They have not been simplistic.
I have found the 'course' to be very inspiring... and nourishing my soul.
And I'm going to research the people more who put it together. (It started in Austin.)
Here's a quote from their website in the 'About Us' section...
We are Christians, not know-it-alls. We're a diverse group from different denominations who don't see eye-to-eye on everything, and we love asking tough questions and seeking out credible information together.I liked that statement.
You can go to the Explore God website and find out more about it.
OR you can give me a comment on how you've liked it... because I have a lot of blog readers that are doing it!
Different note, please vote on my recent poll (upper right), if you haven't already... and if you can.