We take for granted what it means to live within a story—the gospel Story.

That grand tale gives substance, narrative, & meaning to understanding the world and our place in it. It is a Story like no other. But for the Church, knowing & believing in a greater narrative does not necessarily make the Story easy; the Story in fact complicates things. In the first part of the class, we will briefly examine themes of redemption—what makes this Story so difficult (even though wonderful) to take in on a personal level:

  • The Story is about suffering & I am not sure I want to be in it
  • The Story is about waiting & waiting still more
  • The Story is about exposure & authenticity
  • The Story is about hope in what we cannot see

In the second half of the class, we will examine the idea of “story” using some well-known fictional works and consider their impact on how we understand the blessing of a larger story of the gospel.

Teachers:  Diane Telian, Teresa Mattson, Bob Lynn
Room:  Garden Room (lower level)
Sundays:  October 27-December 15