Thursday, 8/13, our Bible study topic is: comparing different denominations and faiths! Join us, 7:30-8:30pm, on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/703956236.
Below these discussion questions are some optional read-ahead resources, though obviously there's a whole world of beliefs and perspectives to explore.
Questions to center our discussion, and encourage personal reflection:
From the Lutheran Handbook, here's a very simplified (and slightly outdated (c.2000)) chart about some of the largest world religions:
Here's a fuller chart including many more world religions: The Big Religion Chart. Helpfully, this one includes practices, belief in the afterlife, etc.
The best source for up-to-date religious data in the US (how many people practice different faiths, what beliefs, and how it all breaks down against different factors) is the Pew Forum Religious Landscape Study - you can explore data by region, topic, and various data sets.
From the Lutheran Handbook, these following charts summarize the somewhat complicated family tree and comparisons of Christian denominations: