What is Christianity Explored?
Christianity Explored is an informal course, where in a relaxed setting, there is chance to explore some of life's big questions, and to find out how Jesus Christ answers them. There is no singing, praying or reading. No question is too simple or too hostile. Christianity Explored is designed for curious sceptics, as well as for those who want a refresher of the Christian faith.
Who is it for?
Christianity Explored is intended for those who have questions about the Christian faith, whether or not they would describe themselves as a Christian.
When does it happen?
The next Christianity Explored course will run on Monday evenings for six weeks starting 23rd January. We will also run courses starting on 15th May and 24th September 2023.
Where does it happen?
At the St Mary's Church site - directions here. It's also possible to join us via Zoom.
What is the format?
The Monday evening course begins with a hot meal served at 7:30pm if you are able to join us in person. Then the discussion time starts at 8pm, both in person and on Zoom. It's a mixture of informal discussion, thinking about the big questions of life, looking at Mark's gospel and a short video presentation. The evening ends at 9:15pm.
The Sunday course begins at 11am with tea and coffee, and finishes around 12.30pm.
What is the content?
The course is based on Mark's gospel, one of four accounts of Jesus life in the Bible. We encourage people to read this and engage with it as a 'primary source' alongside the course material and raise any questions they may have.
The outline of the course is:
Week 1: Good news: What are we doing here?
Week 2: Identity: Who is Jesus?
Week 3: Sin: Why did Jesus come?
Week 4: Cross: Why did Jesus die?
Week 5: Resurrection: Why did Jesus rise?
Week 6: Grace: How can God accept us?
For more information see the Christianity Explored web site.