“Shoulds & Oughts: Is There Really Such a Thing?, Pt. 2” A Discussion on Morality (bring a friend)

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We’re not interested in pushing religion on anyone; we’re interested in discovering what is actually true.

Hey TD!

This Friday, we will be following up our discussion on ethics with a discussion on morality. Though similar, they are distinct and complementary.  Whereas ethics speaks to the “oughts” of life, morality speaks to the values that undergird those “oughts”; where do our values come from and are these values subjective or objective? Are they personal, socially constructed, or transcendent?

We’ll be in both large group and small groups as we attempt to get further in figuring out (or even discovering!) the values we actually live by, want to live by, … or should live by. Small groups will be mixed this week (mixed gender, mixed leaders).

Invite your friends to join us (including your friends that came last week) as we take another step in this journey together. Again, it will be an environment where each person and each opinion will be respected and given a fair hearing while actually working towards the best answers. We’re not interested in pushing religion on anyone; we’re interested in discovering what is actually true.

Please give the name of your friend to your small group leader, so we know to expect them and can admit them to the room.  Unknown names will not be admitted (which happened last week).

TD Small Group Prep – Begin Now!


Hey TD!

We will be meeting together in our small groups this Friday to discuss the rebuilding of the infrastructure of our lives … BUT, BUT, BUT (!!!) … this small group discussion will be different!  And it’s up to you to determine if it will be better!  

So, what’s the difference?  The small group discussion will be driven by YOU and YOUR response to last Friday’s message.  YOU will be coming up with the specific questions and issues  to discuss and work through.  The more thorough your preparation, the better the discussion.; the better the discussion, the better the application; the better the application, the better your life in Christ.

Here’s what you’ll need to do to prepare:


“Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men.” Colossians 3:23

Let’s prepare well, TD!

TD SGOD on Friday – 6:30 p.m.!


Hey TD!

This Friday is our first SGOD (small group outing and discussion) of the year!  We’ll be meeting from 6:30 – 10 p.m. Your small group leaders will be contacting you via email with details of where to meet, what to bring, etc., so CHECK YOUR EMAIL!


Q: How do I prepare for this Friday’s discussion?

A: Glad you asked! Here we go:

  1. Listen to last week’s opening message of our year’s theme, “Rebuild: Re-Habituating Our Life in Christ.”  Unfortunately, the sound quality isn’t great (sorry!), and you can hear the mic rubbing against Arthur’s pants sometimes (more in the beginning), but it is listen-able (though slightly annoying) and the content of the message is very important to consider as we embark on our new theme together.  The sound will be fixed next time.
  2. Here’s the link to the message: “Self Assessment in Light of Our First Love” (Rev. 2:4-5) (message) – Arthur
  3. Review and answer the small group discussion questions before SGOD and bring your answers with you on Friday.  Just do as much as you can!
  4. Here’s the link to the discussion questions: “Self Assessment in Light of Our First Love” (Rev:2:4-5) (small group questions)

Q: How do I prepare for the outing?

A: Check with your small group leader for specific details … but come as you are, but come ready to have a good time, to appreciate and support others in your small group, and to receive support.

Q: What if I haven’t been contacted or don’t know which small group I’m in?

A: Contact one of the TD leaders via email, text, fb, etc. -> or leave a comment below -> or go to the TD web site and send us a message.