Not sure about that…
What You May Have Missed…
During our last weeks meeting, we tackled the issue of hell. We examined the cultural, scriptural, and theological background. We talked about the spectrum of different beliefs and views on the subject, and evaluated the strengths and issues faced by each one. However we arrived at the conclusion that no matter where a person lands on the topic of hell, our faith ultimately spreads through love, not fear.
This week we will be summarizing our discussions this semester and analyzing our over arching theme of doubt. We will continue to ask what relevant questions need to be asked and preparing for our topics next semester. If you’re interested please send us a message for a zoom link!
Prayers and Concerns
We continue to wish for the best of all of our students during this difficult time. Please, don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you need or want support. If there is anything you would like the community to pray for, send us a message, or reach out to us on our social media pages.
Director’s Spotlight – Reinhold Niebuhr
Reinhold Niebuhr was an American theologian who heavily influenced social and political activism throughout American history. His emphasis on hope and redemptive history shifted perspectives away from many pessimistic views on faith and history.
Some of those he influenced were Martin Luther King Jr., Madeleine Albright, Barack Obama, Hilary Clinton, and John McCain.
“Nothing that is worth doing can be achieved in our lifetime; therefore we must be saved by hope.
Nothing which is true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history; therefore we must be saved by faith.
Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone; therefore we must be saved by love.
No virtuous act is quite as virtuous from the standpoint of our friend or foe as it is from our standpoint. Therefore we must be saved by the final form of love which is forgiveness.”
― Reinhold Niebuhr, The Irony of American History