IBD November 2018 - Bring your questions!
When? 7:30 on the following 4 Tuesdays:
December 4 (corrected)
December 11 (corrected)
Where? Le Pain Quotidien, Clarendon, Va
Who's leading? Lee Ferron and Becky Turco
What's the topic? It's Bring Your Questions!
We have now done 5 IBD's over the past year, each diving deep into one specific topic over four weeks. This next IBD we're trying a slightly different format.
We're calling it Bring Your Questions, and over four weeks we’ll be discussing different questions each week that YOU come up with! Becky and Lee (our facilitators) will choose 8-10 of your questions ahead of time and cover 1-3 of them each Tuesday night. We'll also send out brief primers on each question so you can prep a little bit beforehand for what we're discussing that week.
So, we need your questions! Here are some guidelines that may help. We’d prefer questions on a topic that:
1. Is limited in scope:
Example of a good question: Was Jesus more stringent or more lenient on divorce than the Old Testament?
Example of a question we probably wouldn’t use:What is God’s design for relationships between men and women? (this is probably too broad to cover in one night)
2. Relates to something within or about the Bible
Example of a good question: I’ve heard it said that God created the world ex nihilo (out of nothing). Does the Bible really back this up?
Example of a question we probably wouldn’t use: Why does the universe exist? (this is a fun theoretical question but exploring it may take us too far outside the Bible)
Example of a good question: Why in the world did Paul command married women to cover their heads in 1 Corinthians, and are we supposed to follow this today?
Example of a question we probably wouldn’t use: Why do most societies throughout history treat men and women differently? (again, this probably takes us too far outside the Bible)
If no questions are coming to mind, this podcast might help drum some up for you--it's a series of short questions that listeners ask Greg Boyd, a renowned Christian pastor & theologian.
Our ultimate aim is to take what we learn and apply it to how we live the gospel in our daily lives AND how we converse the gospel with friends, family, and colleagues. Please plan on prioritizing these four Tuesday nights if you join us!
Space is limited, so let us know if you're interested (and please also submit up to 5 questions) by clicking here. Feel free to forward this to friends who might be interested. This might be a good time to invite curious (not convinced) friends!