On October 1 a class began to review Tim Keller’s thought-provoking book, “The Reason for God”. We will continue to meet, covering one chapter per week, through to the end of December (for the first half of the book). Anyone interested may order a book through COS or purchase one on your own.

All are invited to attend the stimulating discussions led by our senior and resident pastors, Jack Roeda, Jana Vander Laan, and Brion Brooks (from 7:00-8:15pm in the ESL room, on the first three Wednesdays of each month). For a list of each chapter’s questions for discussion, and for an opportunity to submit your own written reflections, click on the appropriate link below:

October 1: Chapter One – “There Can’t Be Just One True Religion”

October 8: Chapter Two – “How Could a Good God Allow Suffering?”

October 15: Chapter Three – “Christianity Is a Straitjacket”

November 5: Chapter Four – “The Church is Responsible for So Much Injustice”

November 12: Chapter Five – “How Can a Loving God Send People to Hell?”

November 19: Chapter Six – “Science Has Disproved Christianity”

December 10: Chapter Seven – “You Can’t Take the Bible Literally”

December 17: Chapter Eight – “The Clues of God”

Discussions on Part 2 of the book beginning in January 2009:

January 7: Chapter Nine – “The Knowledge of God”

January 14: Chapter Ten – “The Problem of Sin”

January 21: Chapter Eleven – “Religion and the Gospel”

February 4: Chapter Twelve – “The (True) Story of the Cross”

February 11: Chapter Thirteen – “The Reality of the Resurrection”

February 18: Chapter Fourteen – “The Dance of God”

February 18: Epilogue – “Where Do We Go from Here?”