At the beginning of each semester, we ask students what topics they would like to discuss. One would think, that we have already exhausted topics of interest. But of course, we have not. About everyday topics of interest, we five new topics. They are Common Slang, Cultural Celebrations, UNESCO sites around the world, Three Worldviews, Hobbies, and Cuisine. For fun, the Cuisine discussion is great. Who doesn’t like to talk about eating? For a more insightful deeper conversation, I would suggest the one, Three Worldviews. It is based on the findings of anthropologist, Ruth Benedict.
If your group is interested in discussing things related to the Bible, we have five new topics. They are: Idioms in the Bible, Geography in the Bible, UNESCO sites (relative to the Bible events), Four Mistakes (when reading the Bible), and What Does it Mean to be a Christian. For fun and awareness, I recommend the one on idioms in the Bible. No wonder an understanding of the Bible opens an understanding of the English language and insight into our thinking. In that guide you will find an intriguing painting by Pieter Brueghel the Elder titled, The Blind Leading the Blind. Four Mistakes (when reading the Bible), hopefully, will take some of the mystery out of what to expect when reading the Bible.
I wish you all a Happy New Year. May we all grow and deepen in our love and respect for each other and for God, who is blessed forever. Amen.