Point/Counterpoint: A Christian Primer with a Twist

Beginning March 3, at 9:15 in Sherrill Hall, and continuing until April 14th, a new kind of Christian formation class will be offered.

Point/Counterpoint will explore basic Christian doctrines and will serve both as an introduction to the Christian Faith and as an introduction to the Episcopal Church.

But, here’s the twist. Every session will explore a ‘traditional’ reading and an ‘alternative’ reading of these key doctrines. Reading materials from both perspectives will be provided in advance for each class.

Too often, Christians are given instruction in key doctrines without being forced to wrestle with them. But, at Trinity on the Hill, we don’t believe that God wants us to simply nod our heads in agreement with everything that is presented to us.

God has given us minds to think, reason, and wrestle for a reason. The faith we affirm should be a faith that is our own, that we have explored deeply, not just simply agreed to.

The schedule for this class is as follows:

March 3: Who (or What) is God?

March 10: Jesus is (not?) Lord

March 17: Salvation (is so out of fashion)

March 24: Creeds (What are they Good For)

March 31: Class Will Not Meet

April 7: Scripting the Scriptures

April 14: Sacraments: Mystery of Magic?