We've recently heard about a new resource - Puzzling Questions - which will be released on 23 April. The course is intended for those who are asking spiritual questions but who are not quite ready for Alpha. In that sense it can be a pre-Alpha event or a stand alone course that allows your friends and contacts to explore without commitment.
The pack consists of a Leaders Guide, a Participants Workbook, a DVD with sections to use each week and a further more detailed book that gives both leaders and participants extra material to chew on. Paul Griffiths drove the project through and Martin Robinson helped to write some of the material as did Julie Kite, an evangelist with a local Baptist church in East Anglia.
The questions that are addressed in the course came from some research undertaken by Coventry Cathedral as part of their engagement with people asking spiritual questions who do not come to church. The 6 key questions are:
1. Who am I?
2. What is God like?
3. What happens after I die?
4. How can I be happy?
5. Why is there suffering in the world?
6. What is the spiritual world and how does it impact my life?
There will be a website to explore after the release date. Watch this space…