English Discussion Group

Do you want to meet nice people and discuss in english? If so, this is for you.

Our purpose is to practice English speaking skills. Meetings are run by Tiia Sahrakorpi and pastor Kari Kuula. We will have some coffee first. It’s Finland, you know. Then we will give a short introductory speech and then discuss on the topic of the day. Don’t worry about you speaking skills. You do not have to be an excellent English speaker in order to participate. We will learn and practice together.

We 26.2. at 18.30-20.00. Jesus as a historical person and object of faith.

Jesus of Nazareth is a historical figure. There is no doubt about it. But he is also an object of faith and center of Christian religion. So what do we know about him through historical study and research?

We will solve the mystery of this Nazarean teacher in our discussion group. Dr Kari Kuula tells about historical research concerning him. What kind of interpretations there are? Are some of them better than other?

We 4.3. at 18.30-20.00. Heaven and afterlife (gate to afterlife is hidden into the Kauniainen church, wink wink).

One thing is sure as death: that we die someday. But what happens after that? Do we dissolve with our bodies? No, reply many religions. According to Christian faith, human being is mortal and if everything takes natural course, everyone will eventually disappear from existence. But since there is a supernatural entity called God, natural course of events will be cancelled. God will take every dying “soul” and keep it existing and living.

So, what to think about this possibility? What kind of visions of afterlife there are? If there were a God and future life for human being, what kind of life that would be? These are speculative issues, naturally. But it makes them even more interesting. So, let us open the curtain to the afterlife. It is placed at Kauniainen Church. 

We 11.3 at 18.30-20.00. Humor. There is always a reason to laugh.

Humor is almost divine aspect in human beings. It cures, amuses and sometimes it reveals truths that we are otherwise unable to see. But what is humor actually? How is it made?

We will uncover secrets of humor. And analyze its essence. And we will laugh to ourselves. So please, bring one joke with you.

We 18.3. at 18.30-20.00. Living a sustainable life in an unsustainable world.

You hear about climate change everywhere. And it makes us uncomfortable. Some are burdened by quilt and others fear the worst. How to find a peace of mind in this situation?

We will share our views on sustainable life in present situation. How to consume less? Who is responsible for changes we must make? How to live without being too burdened by globe-wide problems?

We 25.3. at 18.30-20.00. Understanding personality and characteristics.

Personality traits are very interesting part of ourselves. In one way they make us what we are. So what kinds of personalities there are? Is it possible to categorize them somehow?

Please bring your wonderful personality with you to our discussion group.