Hot Topics in the Church

This summer Christ the King is taking a closer look at complex social, political, and ethical issues, seeking to apply the wisdom of Scripture to the uncertainties of our lives. (Summer 2016)

Topics:

  1. How to choose a church
  2. Art and Beauty
  3. Politics
  4. Faith and Science
  5. Genetics
  6. The environment
  7. Scripture
  8. Housing
  9. Money
  10. Technology
  11. Gender and Church Office
  12. Singleness
  13. Sexuality and Marriage
  14. Marriage
  15. Work and Rest

Suggestions for further reading:

  • pro-homosexual practice

    ◦    James Brownson, Bible, Gender, Sexuality

    ◦    Matthew Vines, God and the Gay Christian

    ◦    Ken Wilson, A Letter to My Congregation

  • anti-homosexual practice

    ◦    Robert Gagnon, The Bible and Homosexual Practice

    ◦    Wesley Hill, Washed and Waiting

    ◦    Sam Alberry, Does God Hate Homosexuals?

    ◦    Kevin deYoung, What Does the Bible Really Teach . . . ?

    ◦    Eve Tushnet, Gay and Catholic

    ◦    Tim Keller, Preaching

    ◦    Jonathan Grant, Divine Sex

 

 

Being Human

In this class we develop a biblical and theological understanding of what it means to be human, with application to many of the ethical questions covered in our summer “hot topics” series. We explore how complex issues of identity, desire, and vocation are drawn together and addressed in the Christian doctrines of creation, incarnation, resurrection, and the image of God.

When Helping Hurts

God calls us to be merciful and to care for the poor, but what does that look like in our church? Join the Deacons as we explore our vision for our church’s deacon’s ministry, including some exciting new opportunities to love and serve our community. We will be using the book When Helping Hurts to guide our discussion.

Sanctification

What should a Christian’s life look like? It’s an important question if you’re exploring the Christian faith, and it’s an essential concern if you already believe. Too often personal transformation is treated as a private pursuit of boring drudgery. But we will explore the offer of freedom and fullness that God gives in Christ by the Spirit.