Hi Friends,

A year ago we started a new book club at St. Stephen’s to engage faith in scripture and experience. We called it Daring Reads. And some of what we read has been challenging.

We read about the book we call Revelation, the Atonement, and a unique vision of Jesus. We’ve read about Martin Luther and personal experiences of the faith and a new direction for the Spirit in the world.

We’ve also tackled big issues, concerns, hopes, and opportunities which affect us all. And we covered them all fast.

This year, I’d like to slow us down to enjoy more and deal with more.

Our current read, Finding God in the Waves: How I Lost My Faith and Found It Again Through Science by Mike McHargue is not only a glimpse into the life of a person of faith, but what it means to wrestles with faith and reason.

It is the very subject many people are facing in silence or at the margins of the faith–finding someone, anyone, who knows what it’s like.

I’m personally quite fond of the book and the author. He’s the co-host of a very popular podcast on faith called The Liturgists.

If you haven’t joined us before, I encourage you to come see what its like. Check out our Daring Reads page for information.

We will be covering Part 1 of Finding God in the Waves (pp. 1-134) this Thursday, January 18th at 6:30 pm.


Grace and Peace,