Over the Christmas season, Rob McFarlane and Julia Bird have been leading a re-reading of Susan Cooper’s The Dark is Rising on Twitter with the hashtag #TheDarkIsReading. This has led to some fascinating conversations, including on the theology of the book. Advertisements
What do you want to say thank you for? What does giving thanks look like? What difference would it make?
What does freedom look like? What are we saved from and what are we saved for? And what difference does that make to our lives and our attitudes?
The Bible doesn’t use the word ‘eclipse’, but does describe the effects of both solar and lunar eclipses. This is a good example of how, as we understand more about the world, we understand more about the Bible as well.
What is salvation? What do we want to be saved from? And what do we need to be saved from? And what does our fascination with superheroes tell us about all of this?
What was the Fall? Why is it something that we should think about? What relevance does it still has as part of a Christian understanding of the world?
How do we best think about God? What does it mean that ‘God is love’? How does that challenge us to act?
Understanding Christianity is an excellent RE resource for children aged 4-14. As part of supporting our local school using this, our sermon series is based on the eight core concepts. This has the advantages of linking the congregation and local schoool and giving people an understanding of the big picture of the biblical narrative.