I’ve had a few conversations this week that have left me wondering what sort of ‘teaching’ usually goes on in church.
So, this is by way of a survey for anyone willing to answer:
1. Where did you (/do you) learn about prayer? If it was not through the ‘normal’ life of your church, have you ever received teaching on prayer in your congregation?
2. What shapes your understanding of scripture? Does your experience of church lead you to believe that there is one way to read scripture or many ways?
3. Have you ever had a chance to talk with others in your church about your understanding of (and your potential difficulties with) central aspects of faith (e.g. — love, forgiveness, resurrection, redemption, judgment…)? If so, how did the conversation come about?
If you know of people who might be willing to answer but who don’t usually read this blog, please invite them into the conversation. I’d really like to know what people from different backgrounds have experienced.