This Week at St. Stephen’s–January 25, 2015

THE PATHS WE CHOOSE

Jan 25We, all of us, in the modern world, have taken religion into our own hands. Gone are the days when we simple do what we’re told by religious authorities. We go to church on a given Sunday … or we don’t. We believe in the virgin birth … or we don’t. We choose.

Some would lament this development as an inflation of the human ego, some as contributing to social chaos. But no one would deny that we have entered an age of tremendous religious freedom, where we can forge our own spiritual path, with or without the help of organized religion.

For those of us who take comfort and inspiration from the Christian religion, our spiritual life remains tied to the story of the Bible and, specifically of course, to the story of Jesus. Yet even within this story there are rich avenues to explore, deep wells to uncover. What traditional beliefs are meaningful to us? Which spiritual practices are helpful? How do we find a way forward?

This Lent we will be exploring our individual faith journeys through Thomas Moore’s “A Religion of One’s Own”. In an age of religious freedom and secular choice, Moore considers the various dimensions that make for a spiritual life: naturalness, depth, the body, the arts, intuition, and community.

You are invited to join us for a lively exploration of “A Religion of One’s Own” every Tuesday evening through Lent, February 24 to March 31, from 7:30 to 9 pm in the sanctuary.

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