A new season of adult education is about to begin. Have you considered giving yourself the gift of Christian learning? With TED talks and countless resources on the internet, attendance at Christian Education events is lower and lower across denominations. But a TED talk, a session at your computer, or a TV documentary cannot give you a key aspect of life in the body of Christ: relationship. Learning in community, hearing what other Christians have felt and thought, sharing laughter and frustration with each other can enrich the journey of faith immeasurably.
You know this, and have probably pondered getting to church in time for a class that interests you. Do it. God speaks to us through one another, and through the thoughts that come to us in interactions that seem quite ordinary, but are Spirit-filled. Let me urge the parents of young children in particular to get involved. Is there really anything you want to give your child more than the memory of you as a man or woman of faith?
A new class is starting up called the Bible from Scratch. It is perfect for anyone who wants to know the Bible better, or simply feel more comfortable with reading and interpreting scripture. And if you are already comfortable with these things, come and be a gift to others. Peace, Catherine