The internet is full of mantras, lament, and encouragement about being single. Here's a sampling of the messages we found through some simple google searching.
>WHICH, IF ANY, OF THEse MESSAGES DO YOU MOST RELATE TO?
>DO YOU FIND ANY OF THESE MESSAGES HARMFUL? DESTRUCTIVE? ENCOURAGING?
>Do you see a difference between "Christian" and "non-Christian" messages about being single? if so, What is the difference?
As a Reminder
These theology classes won't attempt to provide exact answers to our questions (which we know can sometimes be frustrating). Instead, the classes are designed to help us understand the context and scope of our own questions and convictions. Sometimes this process creates more questions than answers. But it also creates a lot more opportunity for dialogue, relationship, and growth.
Why Do We Do This
We know it can be difficult to hold our social convictions alongside the faith we were taught growing up, or the culture we see around us. Or perhaps we don't quite understand how to talk with family or friends who deeply disagree with our beliefs.
>> Where do these differences come from? How can we read the same words in the bible so differently?
This series of "How Do We Think About" classes are an opportunity to learn more about our own questions and convictions on a given topic (related to gender and sexuality), and also understand how and why other people may believe differently than we do. Our goal is NOT to teach a single idealogy, but to practice a dialogue marked by humility, curiosity, and respect.