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Living the Questions DVD Set

A Progressive Alternative for Christian Invitation, Initiation, and Spiritual Formation

Living the Questions is a 12-week DVD and web-based small group study exploring beyond the traditions and rote theologies in which so many people and local churches seem to be stuck. Ideal for Christian invitation, initiation and spiritual formation, Living the Questions will help seekers and “church alumni/ae” alike in discovering the significance of Christianity in the 21st Century and what a meaningful faith can look like in today’s world. Weekly sessions will include:

-participant and leaders guides

-conversations with leading theologians, church leaders, sociologists and biblical scholars

-sermon and lecture clips

-digital stories illustrating aspects of an evolving faith

-concrete spiritual practices (e.g., lectio divina, body prayer, journaling)

-spiritual disciplines (centering, openness, . . .)

-suggestions for engagement in acts of social justice


-fresh, original jazz interpretations of classic hymns arranged by Barb Catlin

-other internet resources (including a glossary of traditional theological ideas reinterpreted for

the 21st Century)

Perfect for a Lenten Study and ideal for new member classes, Living the Questions can be utilized for discussion groups and various settings focused on spiritual development and exploration in general. Modeled on the Alpha Course format, Living the Questions is an openminded alternative to studies that attempt to give participants all the answers and instead strives to create an environment where participants can discuss the revolutionary re-visioning of Christianity already emerging in the world. The format of each 2½ hour weekly session includes a shared meal, video, guided discussion, spiritual exercises and Bible study.


1. An Invitation to Journey

2. Thinking Theologically

3. Creativity and Stories of Creation

4. Restoring Relationships

5. Evil and a God of Love: The Place of Suffering

6. A Kingdom Without Walls: Ruth & Jonah

7. Social Justice and The Prophets

8. Intimacy with God

9. Lives of Jesus

10. Compassion: the Heart of Jesus' Ministry

11. A Passion for Christ: Paul the Apostle

12. Out into the World: Challenges Facing Progressive Christianity

13. The Contribution of Wesleyan Theology (Bonus Session for United Methodists)

Ongoing themes will include:

Biblical authority

Metaphor and how it shapes us

The Jesus/Christ dichotomy

What does faith look like in the 21st Century?

The 20-30 minute videos for each session will include conversation, sermon clips,

comedy/satire, lecture excerpts, and spiritual exercises for practical applications (including different forms of prayer and meditation, movement, walking the labyrinth, etc). Since the overall theme is that of faith as a journey, not a destination, the web site will offer resources for continued exploration, including downloadable expanded study guides, extra video resources, and links.

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 522091
    • Manufacturer: Livingthequestions.Com
    • ISBN 13: X522091
    • UMPH: 522091
    • Publication Date: 02/01/2005
    • Format: Paperback
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