Far from being stuck in some past
age, we at St. Peter’s strive to understand our common Faith, to come to
terms with our Faith and to express that Faith in our lives. Sunday morning
study opportunities for adults, weekly Parish Bible Studies, specifically
focused Lenten Studies and even specially directed individualized private
study are available. St. Peter’s likes to think of itself as a thinking
persons’ church. Questions and doubts are both allowed and welcomed!
However, we are not to wallow in our doubts. Doubts and questions are
challenges not just for the institutional church and the minister but also,
and most importantly, for the one who rightly raises the issue. At St.
Peter’s, as well as affirming our need to doubt and to question, we believe
that we must be personally challenged by those very doubts. The individual
is urged to seek answers for themselves, to do the legwork, to accept
reading and even ‘homework’ so that they can come to see the complexity of
the issues involved. Perhaps to come to the point of appreciating
differences of approach and even to see how and why the Christian Church has
addressed the issue in the manner it has.