For discussion: "What is truth?"

Questions for reflecting on and discussing the feature article, What is Truth?, Oct 27, 2014 issue

October 22, 2014 | Feature | Number 21
By Dave Rogalsky and Barb Draper |

1. Where would you place yourself and your congregation: believing in absolute truths, wondering if there really is any truth, or somewhere in between? Do you agree that many Christians are finding they need a new way to think about faith?

2. Can you live with the idea that, on many topics, truth might be hard or impossible to find? How do you feel thinking about this? If there is no universally recognized absolute truth, how does that change the church’s mission?

3. Karen Armstrong suggests that God works from the inside out to influence and change people. Betty Pries has called for contemplative surrender, abiding in Christ and incarnating Jesus. How are these approaches similar? Do you think Pries’s call for a contemplative life is the right direction for the church to go?

4. Willard Metzger says that we need to find a unity that is not based on finding “the truth.” Is unity without a common understanding of truth possible? What practical measures do you or the church need to take in order to have this kind of unity?

--Posted Oct. 22, 2014

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