Lesson Two Points to Ponder

What is Faith? Is it unshakeable and everlasting?

What cultural forces are at work in making contemporary Americans so confused and skeptical regarding religion in general and Christianity in particular?

What different view of the Gospels results from changing one’s perspective on them from poor biographies to good witnesses and interpretations?

How would you resolve the apparent contradictions the Gospels? Is harmonization important?

Is orthodoxy important? What beliefs are core – non-disputable – to Christianity? Can our understanding of our faith evolve over time or with new information (another Nag Hammadi)?

Some people often say that apocryphal writings are “heretical.” Does this seem like a good way of understanding this early Christian literature?