Thinking Allowed

Asking Life’s Big Questions

From conversations we have had with villagers, there seems to be an appetite for a forum to discuss those big questions that we don’t often have the opportunity to explore.  For example, why do bad things happen to good people?  What are we here for?  Is there such a thing as free will?  Why is there so much evil in the world?

So we are inviting all who are interested to meet at Skye’s (at the village shop) on the second Monday of each month, from September to December, to put the world and ourselves to rights.  The time-table will be: 6.30pm to 7pm – gather for drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic); 7pm to 8.15pm – discussion.

Our first session will be on the 9th September, when we will discuss the ‘Thought for the Day’ that Andy from the village shop gave at Songs of Praise some months ago, which raised some important questions around suffering.  At the end of the discussion, the group will agree on the subjects and formats of future meetings, so we may go on a little later than usual that evening.

If you would like to join us in September, please email Andy or Brian at either of the addresses below, and a copy of Andy’s talk will be sent to you.  Space is limited at Skye’s, so it would be helpful to know how many intend to come.  There will probably be a bit of reading to be done before each session.

We won’t be able to give answers to life’s big questions in our short time together, but we may become clearer about what the questions are, and how they affect us.

Brian Castle:  brianc@briancastle.org

Andy Giles: andy@gilesy.com