15
Sunday
Apr
2012
Southminster United Church15 Aylmer Ave at Bank Street
7:30pm

Amen: What Prayer Can Mean
In A World Beyond Belief
with Gretta Vosper

Hosted by Neil Wilson
"I enormously admire this rising voice of new Christian possibilities and I commend her penetrating insights into the new generation of spiritually aware and spiritually open people.
— John Shelby Spong
Gretta Vosper - Photo courtesy of R.S. Kearns

Join Gretta Vosper, founder of the Canadian Centre for Progressive Christianity, bestselling author of With or Without God and pastor of West Hill United Church in Toronto, for a compelling look at the place of prayer in the modern world. 

 

Some believe prayer connects them with God, a cosmic force, the universe or life itself, and that it can change circumstances or bring them comfort, protection and peace. Others engage in the act of prayer as a traditional ritual from which they neither demand nor expect results. For many others, however, prayer has no significance in their lives at all.   Her latest book, Amen, examines these diverse positions in the light of the harsh realities of unanswered prayer, the secular critique of supernatural intervention and the need for a deep sense of ownership for the suffering in the world. With characteristic honesty, she calls the reader to submit the tradition of prayer to the test of integrity. Can we draw from it useful principles for addressing human and global needs? Or is it safe, and maybe even more effective, to get up from our knees and live out the answers we seek?   

 

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