Discussion questions for selected articles from T
March 25, 2012By the Rev. J.D. McQueen IINews
Vets Welcome at Retreat
In what ways does your parish offer emotional or spiritual healing to parishioners andthe community?
How might a parish discern whom it is called to serve?
Fighting for the Covenant
Why is it vital for there to be agreed-upon mechanisms for handling conflict?
A Pioneering Episcopacy: Remembering John Sperry
In what ways has living out your Christian vocation surprised you?
How was this different from what you had expected?
Let Us Reclaim Our Family: Seeking Reconciliation between Jews and Gentiles
Have you ever been surprised by a cause or concern that captured your heart?
Discuss an occasion when a congregation overcame its differences (i.e., cultural,socioeconomic, political, etc.) for the sake of the gospel and Christian service?
Does the author’s depiction of the Church as “the missionary arm of Israel” change the way you see relations between Christians and Jews? If so, how?
Church vs. Reich
Name some examples of when secular thought and practice comes up against Christianfaith and practice.
“In Schlink’s understanding the failure of the churches was not so much caused by thepersecution as revealed by it.” Is the Body of Christ in present-day America any less vulnerable to this that it was in Germany in the early 20th century?
One Man’s Bonhoeffer
Have you ever found yourself struggling, as Bonhoeffer did, to reconcile “the precepts of the Christian Church” with “the universal love of Christ”?
What was the cause of your struggle?
How did it affect your faith and your actions?
If you have a study Bible, how did you choose the edition?
If not, how do you approach studying Scripture?