by Christine Alker
from Signs of the Times No. 37 - Apr 2010

MCU is one of four organisations (also the Progressive Christianity Network Britain, St Mark's Centre for Radical Christianity and Free to Believe) who are working together to produce a series of booklets to meet two particular needs: discussion material for groups of progressive Christians and material for those working with and bringing up children to help them talk with them about God and Bible stories.

The booklets will be accessible to a wide readership, about 28 pages in all, broken up into five or six sections, each of which  could be used as a basis for one session's discussion with questions to get people talking.

Together in Hope, which came out of the St Anne's Network for Lambeth, was used successfully as a basis for group discussion and we are thrilled to be able to continue to use the title and logo for this new series. Topics already being planned include: discipleship, interfaith issues, miracles (what do we tell the children), myth and meaning and the celebration of Christmas.

We need offers of help with: writing chapters or whole booklets, testing out drafts in groups, proof reading and suggestions of further titles. If you would like to get involved in this project, please do contact me at the MCU office.

Christine Alker is Modern Church administrator.