Welcome to this year's 40 Days of Faith experiment! As Dave mentioned,
So far, our blog has been a diverse community of passionate individuals having vibrant discussions about faith. Since the majority of our discussions have revolved around the notion of a relational God, we thought it might be fun to set aside some time to actually try to connect with that God as a community.
For those of you who are interested in partnering with us on this journey of faith, the first step is to read the User's Manual. The User's Manual has everything you need know to get started. In addition to that, we recommend you do the following:
- Find a few people to do this with. The blog will be fun, but it's also important to find someone you can talk with in person.
Ask yourself the following questions:
a. What do you want God to do for you?
b. What do you really want God to do for you?
- Consider learning about faith along side your non-religious friends (or if you're non-religious, your religious friends). We'll talk more about this in future posts.
With that said, here's how the blog part of this faith experiment will work. There will be two posts everyday on the following topics:
God and the Nations. A Daily Bible Guide --The Bible has many authors and is the compilation of over 1600 years of stories of people relating to God. For thousands of years, individuals and religious groups around the world have used these stories as a way to try and connect with God. Brian Housman (our resident 'Bible Expert') kindly offered to compile a Bible Guide for our 40 Days Faith experiment. Personally, I think the Bible Guide can be a fun way to discuss these stories together, while also providing some structured guidance for prayer, if you're into that sort of thing. If you're thinking about participating in the Bible Guide portion of this experiment, I highly recommend reading Brian's Intro to The Bible Guide.
40 Days of Faith Tip -- Here's where you come in! Each day I will be posting one person's tip of the day. The tip of the day will be someone's thoughts and experiences about these faith experiments. I highly encourage all of you to share your own tips and experiences daily under the comments. If you would like your tips to be a blog post, feel free to send them to me at email@example.com with the title "40 Days Tip."
On a side note, if you're more of the churchgoing type, a longer version of the user's manual and bible guide geared towards you is also available here.
With that said, we're looking forward to partnering with you on this exciting journey of faith!