Persecution Today – Konstantin Subbotin
Are Christians being persecuted today? In what way? Does it happen only in Africa or in your context too? Is it possible to witness Christ without suffering and martyrdom? In this group we are going to discuss how Christian witness can be subjected to persecution today. Also you are encouraged to share your own opinion on what we can do about it.
The Belt of Truth – Jakob Appell
In Ephesians Paul says “Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist” In this discussion group we will ask Pontius Pilate’s old question “What is truth?” and see if there can be any solid answers to this question – in our time of relativism, fake news, and doubts about objective truths. Interestingly, Jesus claims to be both the Truth and the one bearing witness to the Truth. What does this mean?
Spiritual Life Between the CC Conferences – Michael Wenz and Bryan Wolfmueller
The time at Corpus Christi is spiritually packed – services, Bible lectures, theology everywhere. But how do we stay spiritually nourished between the conferences? Let’s share thoughts about the following: What have I found helpful in my daily life? What challenges have I encountered? This will not be a competition of who’s the most spiritual, but rather telling, listening, learning from others. And the main speaker will have a special treat for us.
Reformation and Revolution? – Torbjörn Johansson
The Lutheran doctrine of the two kingdoms (or regiments) intends to express the Biblical thought that a Christian is a citizen of a heavenly kingdom and of an earthly nation at the same time (simul). What are the implications of this idea? What is a Lutheran view on politics, society and state?
Discussion Group for Women – Astrid Skollevoll
What is it like to be a woman in a sex-fixated society? What should Christian women be like, seen from the Bible? Which difficulties do women experience related to sexuality, and what is the difference between sexual sin and good sexuality? How can we handle sexual sin? In which way should Christian women relate to men?
Discussion Group for Men. – Samuli Siikavirta
What challenges do Christian men face today in church and in post-#metoo society? Has pornography become an incurable plague? What kinds of models does the Bible give to manhood? Are Christian men allowed to show weakness? Or have Christian men become too soft? How can you find your own vocation as a man? How should Christian men relate to women?
Homosexuality and Gender – Roberts Otomeres
Does God create homosexual people or do people become homosexual during their lifetime? What does the Bible says about homosexual people? How can we help homosexual people? What would you say to a person who comes to you and says he or she want to switch gender?
Rules and the Gospel – Samuel Erikson
Jordan B. Peterson is one of the most influential figures of today. He has helped a lot of young people to get a more meaningful life, but he has also caused a lot of controversy. Are his 12 rules for life helpful for a confessing christian, or should we be on our guard?
The Necessity and Challenges of Mission to the Jews – Sahar Sadlovsky
In this discussion we are going to talk about the mission to the Jewish people. The issue of Jewish evangelism is complicated and involved and therefore has a few challenges, particularly for Lutherans. We will address the view of people who think that Jews don’t need Jesus, so sharing the gospel with them is unnecessary. We will also discuss what the Bible says about Jews in relation to Jesus and their salvation.
Calling in life – Niclas Olsson
Anxiety – Daniel J. Schmidt