Here are tonight's questions:
1- What did church look like for you as a child or young adult? How did you first encounter God? (pages 15-20)
2- What is the best of our past at St. Paul's? What is our "taproot"? (pages 4, 22)
3- How does our tradition connect us to the past and to the future? (page 10)
4- What is the destination on our pilgrimage as a congregation? Where are we going? (page 11)
5- How can we be more comfortable and better skilled at navigating change in the world around us and in our church? (page 24)
6- Butler Bass writes (page 34): "Middles need to be periodically reinvented." What is our middle? What needs reinventing?
7- Do we have a "creative third way" between preaching Hell/damnation fundamentalism and capitulating to secular cultural values of consumerism and political power? (pages 35-36)
8- Butler Bass writes (page 38): "We are all pilgrims in a strange land now, exiles and immigrants in the new world of this post-everything age." How can we offer respite and hospitality to fellow pilgrims?
9- How does our way of being church make us more than a charitable service organization? How does worship, prayer, Scripture and service come together to transform lives at St. Paul's? (page 42)
10- What are the big important questions we ought to be asking? (page 51)