“Living the Questions” Study for Progressive Christians  

ltqpageIt’s back! The study that launched a thousand OpEd pieces (and at least 48 “Fact or Fiction” sermons in 2015!). “Honoring Creation,” the SECOND module of the popular DVD course “Living the Questions 2.0,” will be offered at The Fountains beginning Thursday evening, January 26th at 6:30 and will continue for seven (7) weeks.

Living the Questions  is a program created by Pastor David and colleague, Rev. Jeff Procter-Murphy as a progressive alternative to the pat answers of the evangelical “Alpha Course.” The DVD series, part of the LtQ catalog now in use by over 6,000 churches around the world, has also been published in book form by HarperOne, San Francisco.

The overall theme is “Reclaiming the World” and includes the topics of The Prophetic Jesus, Evil, Suffering, & a God of Love, and Debunking the Rapture.

Facilitated by Pastor David, these classes introduce participants to ways of thinking about the Bible, their faith, and how to interact with the world in ways that make sense in the 21st century. Participants will explore how taking the Bible seriously excludes a belief in the inerrancy (or infallibility) of scripture, how belief in a literal Resurrection is optional (and detrimental to contemporary Christianity), and how exchanging the prophetic Jesus of the Gospels for the saccharine Jesus of many people’s imaginations actually enriches our understanding of Jesus’ relevance for today.

Suggested tuition for this seven (7) week module is $20. Email or call the office (480.837.7627) to sign up. Those who sign up ahead will receive a participant guide via email or mail so they can prepare for the first session. Many have already completed LtQ 2.0’s first module (Sessions 1 – 7 ) and third module (Sessions 15 – 21). This module is the “second flight” of the program: Sessions 8 through 14.

Living the Questions 2.0: Reclaiming the World  2017

  • Jan 26th: 8. Restoring Relationships
  • Feb. 2nd: 9. The Prophetic Jesus    
  • Feb. 9th: 10. Evil, Suffering & A God of Love    
  • Feb. 16th: 11. The Myth of Redemptive Violence 
  • Feb. 23rd: 12. Practicing Resurrection
  • Mar 2nd: 13. Debunking the Rapture
  • Mar 9th: 14. Reclaiming the World

Join us and plan for stimulating input, great conversation, and a liberating view of Christianity. Childcare is available upon request – call the office (480.837.7627).

WATCH HERE FOR THE FOUNTAINS UMC RESPONSE TO COVID-19Information changes frequently, so be sure to check back often

The Fountains UMC is creating a plan for its response to COVID-19, with the goal of maintaining social distance to keep everyone safe. Sharing information and maintaining contact with members and the community is critical, and to that end we have several actions in process. Watch here for updates, and come back often to check on new information!

  • All meetings and group gtherings are cancelled through the end of April, with the exception of AA.
  • The Fountains UMC Office will be open by appointment only until further notice.
  • Sunday morning Celebrations are Live-Streamed at 9:30am only, no face-to-face gatherings.
  • Meals at JUSTA and Halle Centers are suspended until further notice.
  • Southern Arizona Road Trip, March 26-28 is cancelled.
  • April 24-26 Mingus Mountain All Church Camp is cancelled
Sunday Morning Celebrations

Sunday morning Celebrations will be held at 9:30 online only, via Livestream, You Tube and Facebook. Follow one of these links to tune in on Sunday mornings: