Christianity and Islam are the two largest religious populations in the world. Unfortunately, Christians and Muslims do not always get along, though modern communication technology and changes in Islamic states should make dialogue easier than ever. How can we do better? Two experienced and compelling speakers will be catalysts for understanding and discussion. Stimulating information, opportunity for discussion including Q & A, and practical suggestions for next steps will be provided.
ADVENT Beginning December 3, we will be reading and discussing Quinn Caldwell's book All I Really Want for Christmas, Readings for a Modern Christmas. Quinn's introduction should tell you that this is not a "normal" Advent devotional:
Let's just get one thing straight: this book is not going to help you "simply the season." It's not going to help you with the "Christmas time-crunchy." It's not going to help you organize your holidays, throw a stress free Christmas party, or create the Best Christmas Ever in five easy steps….This book is actually designed to complicate the season. It's here to invite you to think and pray a little more deeply about it, not organize it all until it's easy…although this book is here to add things to your to-do list, not take them away, I hope that the doing of them will create room – maybe just enough room – for God to show up. I don't know about you, but this year, that's all I really want.
"I am not sure exactly what heaven will be like, but I know that when we die and it comes time for God to judge us, he will not ask, 'How many good things have you done in your life?' rather he will ask, 'How much love did you put into what you did?"