The new Q&A Service at Antioch starts December 6th!!
We’re calling it redux, which means “brought back” or “restored.”
The whole idea is to restore the conversation. Religion is at its best when people are free to ask questions. It is at its worst when doubts, fears, questions, hang-ups, thought and issues are suppressed.
Jesus allowed questions. The Inquisition was designed to suppress questions.
Martin Luther began the Reformation by nailing 95 issues (called “theses”) to a church door in Wittenberg, Germany in an attempt to dialogue with others about the Christian faith in hopes of returning to a more authentic New Testament expression. His desire for dialogue was met with excommunication.
The mistake we often make is to believe that questions lead us further away from truth. Therefore, questions are bad.
The truth is that questions can facilitate greater understanding that lead us closer to truth. Therefore, questions – if answered in a way that leads to greater understanding, are good.
The Q&A Service is Antioch’s attempt to give church back to the people it was created for. It is our attempt to bring back and restore permission for people to ask questions and wrestle with faith – thus the name redux.
The fun starts December 6th!!