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Reconstructing Christianity: Lunch Learning Cohort

Thu 03.31.22 @ 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM CDT

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“Why do we expect justice? Why do we crave spirituality? Why are we so attracted to beauty? How will the world be made right?” 


These are not simply questions that all generations struggle with, but are the echoes of a voice we dimly perceive and deeply long to hear. According to theologian N.T. Wright, these questions take us into the heart of who God is and what he wants for us (from Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense, Harper, 2006).


Do you want to better understand who God is and wrestle with the essentials of Christian belief and their relevance for today? If so, please join us for a series of six lively conversations over lunch. Using N.T. Wright’s Simply Christian as a springboard, we will discuss questions that get at the core of our ideas about God and ourselves. Assuming no background knowledge, this group is for anyone curious about what Christianity teaches and what it might have to say to them. The only prerequisite is a commitment to attend meetings, bring honest questions, and delve into discussion.


Frequency and Duration 

This cohort will meet at Upper House from 12:00 to 1:15 PM on six consecutive Thursdays from March 31 through May 5. Lunch will be provided by Upper House. 


Cohort Capacity 

15 participants. Registration will close when full. 


Cohort Leaders 

Eric Carlsson is Fellows Program Director at Upper House. Alicia Penning is Field Staff with Faculty Commons, a ministry of Cru. 


Resources Required 

Upper House will provide participants N. T. Wright’s Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense (Harper, 2006). 



Thu 03.31.22
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM CDT
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Eric Carlsson


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