Mere Christianity Forum
Mere Christianity Forum is a place to gather and discuss, to explore the depth and breadth of the Christian tradition. We welcome the devout and the skeptic, the unsettled and the questioner, as our hope to create space for constructive questions in a community of support.
On campus, we gather Monday nights for the Forum– a conversation with Furman faculty and community leaders on issues of faith, philosophy, politics, and the intersections of faith and culture. We offer weekly book and Sacred Text discussions and semesterly CLPs to expose students to the diversity of Christian belief and Christian practice. And we try not to take ourselves to seriously in the process. The Forum's motto is "Faith. Reason. Tomfoolery," and we're pretty fond of how those three play out.
Our off-campus efforts take shape in the Vista House, a hospitality house and intentional Christian community where Furman students live in community together, opening their doors to you and all guests with a guest room (and many couches) and two weekly meals open to any and all. Vista House is the lived practice of the theology expressed at the Forum, a practice whose character is summarized in its motto of "Hospitality. Community. The Arts." What with eight acres of land, a cozy library for studying, and a communal kitchen open to the avid and novice cook alike, we think we've got something to offer everyone. So, ride on up the Swamp Rabbit Trail and come hang out; the doors are open and there are probably fresh (vegan?) cookies on the counter.