CHRISTIANITY UNDER THE MICROSCOPE
Christianity is under the spotlight, even in politics- but not for the best of reasons. On both sides of the Atlantic, public figures known to have a Christian faith are regularly scrutinised, their belief in God often perceived as a character weakness, especially if they hold public office.
Western society has descended into default atheism, one in which Christians are counted as ‘ strange’ or even deviant.
How should we react? With resignation or with some form of constructive response?
BUILDING CONFIDENCE IN THE CHURCH
Grasping the Nettle - a national initiative supported by most denominations in Scotland- was born out of concern that Christians need encouragement and assistance in responding to increasingly hostile attitudes in society. Few ministers and pastors can be relaxed about how able their congregation is to converse on matters of faith, especially if science is being used to threaten it.
GRASPING THE NETTLE (GTN)
The national initiative ‘ Grasping the Nettle’ ( www.graspingthenettle.org ) supports all Christians who want to be better prepared to respond effectively to the claim that science easily dismisses the creator. On the contrary, science is a means of tracing the hand of the creator.
GTN support of Christians takes many forms, one of which is the ‘WONDER-FULL public event, which - through music, drama, film and conversation with guests who have amazing insights to share- reveals the wonders of who where and what we are!
WHAT A WONDER-FULL WORLD: MOTHERWELL 16TH JUNE
This professionally presented event comes to Motherwell on Friday 16th June at Dalziel St Andrews Parish Church, Motherwell.
It is an evening designed to be thought provoking and appreciated by all, whether members of the church or not.
Various forms of follow up to the evening are planned.
RELEVANCE TO YOU
We believe that this event is relevant to the whole community, addressing big questions- the kind that lurks in the minds of countless attenders, and non-attenders of church. So please plan to attend but also encourage other members of your family and other networks to join you. An additional reason to attend would be to consider if such an event could have traction in your area.