animate is an adult study series from sparkhouse, a US company in Minnesota linked to the Lutheran Church. Containing seven sessions on DVD with discussion materials, the series aims to help adults engage with the nature of Christian faith from a contemporary persepctive. Presenters are of a high calibre and include Brian McLaren, Nadia Bolz-Weber, and Lauren Winner.
Themes include God, Religion, Jesus, Salvation, Cross, Bible, Church, but with funky subtitles. So it seems to be a bit like an Alpha course in the sense that it covers the basics for newcomers but also for people who’ve been coming to church but need to rethink the basics. I would expect these speakers to be helpful for both groups.
Details about themes and links to samples here.
When we get hold of a copy I’ll post a review. Available in Australia through MediaCom.
Here’s an interview with Lauren Winner about the series: