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Coffee and Conversations

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Join us for a time of open, honest and safe conversation about faith, ethics and life all over a good cup of coffee.  We’re gathering on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 from 9:30-10:30am at La Farine Boulangerie at 4094 Piedmont Ave. | 94611

http://www.lafarine.com

Here’s what we’re using as discussion starters:

Church: love it or hate it, the very idea of it produces some compelling conversation.

  1. What was your best Halloween costume ever?

2. What does the church look like at its best?  At its worst?

  1. If a group believes God favors them because of their particularly true doctrine, ways of worship, and ethical behavior, their attitude towards those without these things can be hostile.” – Tim Keller, The Prodigal God.  Have you ever seen or participated in this?

4.  “Most people don’t lose their faith because they experience suffering, but because the church’s explanations of their suffering is ultimately intolerable,” says Phillip Gulley in The Evolution of Faith.  What do you think?  How have you seen it happen?

5.  Barbara Brown Taylor notes that the sacred is more often found in the ordinary then in places we deem religious:  The problem is, many of the people in need of saving are in churches, and at least part of what they need saving from is the idea that God sees the world the same way they do.” (from Speaking of Sin).  What do you think?

parameters for our discussion:

No one is right or wrong, we’re not here to convict or convert people to our opinions but rather to discuss and dialogue.

If you wouldn’t want someone to say it to you, don’t say it towards or around someone else.    Love your neighbor as you love yourself.

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One comment on “Coffee and Conversations

  1. Anne Marie Adams
    February 12, 2014

    Sorry to miss the group. See you next time. I am enjoying *Chasing Francis* and am also reading Chesterton’s book.

    On Wed, Feb 12, 2014 at 7:51 AM, CAPC Oakland

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