Have you ever wondered about God?

Many people feel like Bruce Nolan - remember this stinger from Bruce Almighty?

"God is a mean kid sitting on an anthill with a magnifying glass, and I'm the ant. He could fix my life in five minutes if He wanted to, but he'd rather burn off my feelers and watch me squirm."

Gathering begins a new series next Sunday, June 5th where we'll explore some of the more difficult to explain aspects of God's character and actions in the Old Testament. Here are the details:

Is God…

Critics often view God as cruel and capricious. Gathering presents a two week series investigating why Christians submit their lives to a God that non-Christians believe to be genocidal and irrational.

Genocidal? - June 5 Dr. John Holmes

Does God alone have the right to take life without the fear of justice? Why do Christians believe that a God who ordered genocide is a good God? Invite a friend for lunch and join the study as Dr. John Holmes, Dean of Academics at Grace University, discusses some of the most troubling scriptures found in the Old Testament.

Irrational? June 12 Dr. Ken Dick

If God exists, why do His acts often seem random and counter-intuitive? Do God’s actions in the Old Testament make ultimate sense, or are they clearly the creation of human intelligence? Gathering welcomes Dr. Ken Dick, Sr. Research Fellow at UNO, for a thoughtful discussion about God and logic.