Life Explored. A Question.

For those who have done, or know about the Life Explored Course, I have a question.  I don’t mean to be sarcastic, sardonic, or cheeky, (All things I’ve been called, and possibly with good reason), but I have an actual real question.

What is this about?

Maybe I totally under planned the session I led, but I don’t get it… Our housegroup wondered if it was meant to be something about Adam and Eve, but we couldn’t quite work out how.

(If you’ve not heard of Life Explored, I’ve been told its a  bit like Christianity Explored, but I’m not sure in what way.)

The Christianity Exam. The Second Paper.

What if… You joined a new Church, but before you were allowed to settle there, you had to prove you were a Christian? What they ask you questions about the Bible? Would they make you sit an exam about Bible things, to prove you’re a Christian?

We wondered last year what a Christian Exam Paper would look like… but what if you managed to pass that?

What would a second Christian Exam Paper look like?

How about something like this?

The Christianity Exams have been inspired by this BBC Report, into how Christian converts seeking asylum into the UK are treated by the Home Office.

Are you afraid to talk about Christmas in your workplace?

Are you afraid to talk about Christmas in your workplace? That’s the question people seem to be asking themselves, after MP Fiona Bruce asked the following in Parliament:

I wonder if most people struggle to NOT talk about Christmas at this time of year.

There seems to be an undercurrent in this question, that is to suggest that Christians don’t feel free to discuss their beliefs in this country. I wonder if this really is the case? Or are we being told something, in the hope that if we hear it enough, we believe it?

Look. If someone at your office doesn’t want to talk about Christmas, its more likely they want to get on with work, rather then prosecute you for being a Christian.

What do you think? Is Fiona Bruce asking an important question? Are you afraid to talk about Christmas in your workplace? Do you think its all a matter of perception? 

Christianity. The Exam.

What if… You joined a new Church, but before you were allowed to settle there, you had to prove you were a Christian? What they ask you questions about the Bible? Would they make you sit an exam about Bible things, to prove you’re a Christian?

If they did, would a Christian Exam Paper look something like this?


The above may have been inspired by reports of Christian refugees being quizzed on Bible knowledge. Read the BBC website for more information.