About the Course
We live in an age of spiritual ‘hunger’, but people seem unsure where to find spiritual ‘sustenance’. The first time one lady visited our church she indicated afterwards that she was very interested in spiritual things, but never expected to find any ‘spiritual reality’ in a church! She expected to find ritual, tradition, ceremony, but it caught her completely unawares when she sensed (in her words) a divine presence.
I meet a growing number of people who recognise within themselves a hunger, a longing to discover ‘something more’. Prince Charles once spoke for his belief that, “For all the advances of science, there remains deep in the soul a persistent and unconscious anxiety that something is missing, some ingredient that makes life worth living.” There must be something more! As a convinced atheist, Ernest Hemmingway lived without reference to God. He concluded: “Life is just a dirty trick, a short journey from nothingness to nothingness.” In contrast, the 4th century theologian, Augustine, penned: “Our hearts are restless until they find their rest in Thee.”
‘Three’ is a simple afternoon of reflections and questions attempting to explain the Christian faith in a clear and accessible manner. It assumes there is ‘something more’, which billions of people have discovered as they have encountered ‘God’ as described by the Christian faith. Three investigates a trio of key dimensions in Christian experience:
Stay tuned for more information about the Three Course in 2017.