We will be offering a Sunday morning discussion group on excerpts from Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis. This group will meet 3 times: June 23rd, July 7th, and July 21st. The class will meet between the 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. services in the fellowship hall.
The questions we’ll discuss based on the first readings are:
- C.S. Lewis doesn’t see the conflict as Faith vs Reason, but rather Faith and Reason vs Emotion and Imagination. Do you agree? Have you experienced it this way?
- He argues that emotion, or mood, erodes faith, and therefore the intentional practice of faith is required. He describes faith as a habit you need to form, which requires intentional commitments. Do you experience erosion of your faith? What do you think of his advice? How do you “strengthen” or “grow” in faith.
- He thinks Christianity’s understanding of faith is opposed to the notion that we can live a life of faith that is, live a moral and good life. What does this “religion against itself” really mean?