CHICHESTER Cathedral is to run a new online course called Fresh Thinking. There will be five sessions, each exploring a different question.
The Rev Canon Dan Inman, chancellor of the cathedral, has been instrumental in developing the course.
He said: “The lockdown has been provoking many people to think more deeply about life and death, the purpose and value of our own lives, what hope might mean and how we find meaning in suffering.
“It will be an opportunity to have a crack at some of the big questions that might be bubbling beneath the surface for many of us.”
The questions are:
1.What (or who) do we mean by God?
2.Can we find meaning in our suffering?
3.What does a healthy spiritual life look like?
4.What can we hope for?
5.Can the Church be trusted?
The sessions, via Zoom, will last about an hour and take place at 11am on Thursday mornings from May 14.
They will start with a 25-minute introduction to the topic from Canon Inman, during which people can send in questions as they arise before a more open discussion among all participants.
Some reading material and other resources will be provided before each session via the Diocesan Virtual Learning Environment, to which participants will be given access.
For the technophobic, instructions will also be given on how to use Zoom.
If you would like to join in, send your name to firstname.lastname@example.org and you will hear further instructions in advance of the first session.
For more informal questions about the course, email email@example.com.