Have you read The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, or at least seen the movie? I hope you have. If not, go and watch it right now and come back. Life is too short not too have experienced it.
The Hitchiker's guide to the galaxy has an interesting back story though, beyond just being hilariously funny. The author, Douglas Adams, describes himself as a radical atheist and much of the book/s are clever critiques on religion and philosophy. Such as the fictional character, Oolon Colluphid, with his three books in the pic below.
Who is God?
So, this is the question we want to tackle in the next four Sundays. More precisely, we want to look at how we think and talk about God . We all have a picture or a metaphor that comes up when we hear the word 'God'? What is yours? Is there another way to think about it? We want to explore and ask questions about the different ways people have structured their thoughts and theologies around who God is, and how God is. (Theology Proper for those academics amongst us).
Some of the thoughts might surprise. Do we look at God as super-being, hyper-being, ground of being, or as event? Is God merely an amplified version of ourselves? Is God everything that we wish to be, but aren't? Or is it all together different?
The next four Sundays
So from now till the last Sunday in Feb, this will be our focus. Come and join us, bring some friends, and let's fire it up. 18:00 for 18:30 Sundays, at Alpine Hotel
*Title of this post is a title of a book by Rob Bell -What we talk about when we think about God', and also another great read is: How (not) to speak of God - Peter Rollins