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Message series: “Can We Talk? Where Faith and Politics Meet”

Can We TalkPeople say you’re not supposed to talk about politics and religion, but we have to honest about the fact that our faith should affect every area of our lives including our political leanings (and vice versa). Even in Christian circles, there are political and social issues that divide Christians and can disrupt churches, communities, and even families. Disagreements over key issues are not new; Scripture addresses them multiple times.  Paul’s letter to the Galatians is one example, and he encourages them to “work for the good of all, and especially for those of the family of faith” (Galatians 6:10). We may not be able to “solve” problems or come to an agreement on certain issues, but we do need to have a willingness to share honestly and listen to and honor one another.

Luke 10: 25-37 and Matthew 7: 12 will serve to guide our discussions for September 11 through October 2. As we consider four “high octane topics,” we invite you to pray “A Prayer for Holiness”  and dig deep into the following resources before joining us in worship:

September 11: “Politics and Faith”

September 18: “A Christian Response to Extremism”

September 25: “Christianity and Gun Violence”

October 2: “Immigrants and the Bible”