Join us on Sunday 15th September at 12.15pm in the Blackwood Uniting Church Coffee Lounge for a time of philosophical and theological reflection about the deeper questions of life…or about whatever happens to take our fancy on the day! BYO food and drink and join us for what should be a stimulating time of intellectual and spiritual engagement.
As a suggestion for our discussion topic on the day, might I suggest one possibility (the top one, in red) from our list of suggested topics. It seems to offer some interesting scope for disacussion!
Heaven: On the Nature of Life and Death
The Future of Democracy
(idea sparked by Weekend Australian 20th July Paul Kelly article referencing the thoughts of social psychologist Jonathon Haidt)
Ageing, Old Age, and Meaning and Purpose across the Lifespan
The Contrast between Discipline and Freedom
(idea sparked by reading ‘The Story Book’ about the discipline shown by Muslim women within Australian culture)
How to Reconcile the God of the Old Testament with the God of the New Testament
(and its implications for how we approach diversity)
Current Events in the Life of the (Uniting?) Church
(The divisiveness associated with the formation of the new presbyteries. Attitudes to female leadership. Attitudes to diversity)
Recurring Themes: Prejudice, Diversity
Certainty versus Doubt
Human Nature as it presently is: Is this as good as it gets?
PS: If anyone would like to be added to the email reminder for this event, please advise Michael Dowling.
See you then!