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|Apply your heart to instruction and your ears to words of knowledge. ...
Proverbs 23:12 (NIV)
|Group Facilitator. Wayne Holst EMAIL WAYNE
I spent most of my life thinking like a church professional, rather than
as a regular congregational member. My training as a pastor always had
me asking myself 'how can I apply this discovery, insight, new information
to a regular church setting?'
Often, clergy have been hesitant to share the discoveries they have made
through a 'critical' approach to the Bible with their parishoners because
they wonder how laypeople might accept it. I have found that many thinking
laity are professionals in their own fields of endeavour and understand
a critical approach very readily. What they seek are ways of relating faith
to daily living.
I am grateful for the journey I have been taking through ordained ministry
to teaching at the university and serving as a fellow layperson at St.David's
United Church. Here we find that questioning and honest expression of our
faith and doubt is readily accepted and supported.
|Group Facilitator. Jock McTavish EMAIL JOCK
I am a student and a poet, a democrat and a techocrat, an eclectic eccentric.
I grew up in a loving Baptist community, so in my heart I'm still a Bible
loving evangelical. As I grew in learning I found a new home in the United
Church whose tolerance embraces the broadest range of Christian understanding.
I most enjoy the illumination of our ancient traditions by modern scholarship.
For they show in clear novel ways that the perspectives of the Special
Ones were seldom the understandings of those that followed. They show all
knowledge to be in relationship .
There seems a lack of understanding in our secular world for religious
practices. The reasons why I still gladly - even necessarily - attend church
are difficult to voice to those unfamiliar with church, or those injured
by church. Elliott got it right. We find our way back to the place we started
from. But with new understanding.