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Gospel Education for Societal Engagement

October

Seeking Unity in a Divided Nation - The Word in the World Equipping Series

october topic:

SEEKING UNITY IN A DIVIDED NATION – The Word in the World Equipping Series

The Word in the World is a special series intended to educate, equip and encourage one another in understanding the pressing theological issues of our day and responding to them as witnesses of the gospel. Please see our recommended resources below for your ongoing education.

 

October Recommended Resources


Bible Books to Study: Romans, Ephesians

Books:

  1. Compassion and Conviction Guide to Civic Engagement
  2. How Can I love Church Members with Different Politics

Articles:

  1. Church, Don’t Let the Coronavirus Divide You!
  2. The War of Words
  3. Resources on The Church and Politics -
  4. Think Twice before Switching Churches -
  5. Combating Polarization with Christ Centered Unity -

Podcasts:

  1. How Can I Love Church Members with Different Politics
  2. On the Conscience and Christian Freedom -

September

Pastor Austin introduces our September topic: Understanding Injustices, Past & Present

september topic:

UNDERSTANDING INJUSTICES, PAST AND PRESENT - The Word in the World Equipping Series

The Word in the World is a special series intended to educate, equip and encourage one another in understanding the pressing theological issues of our day and responding to them as witnesses of the gospel. Please see our recommended resources below for your ongoing education. We also encourage you to participate in our online group discussion on this month’s topic “Understanding Injustices, Past and Present” on Thursday evening September 24th at 7:00pm. Please register below.

September Recommended Resources


Bible Books to Study: Exodus; Esther; James; Philemon

Books:

  1. Divided by Faith: Evangelical Religion and the Problem of Race in America by Michael O. Emerson and Christian Smith
  2. Discrimination and Disparities by Thomas Sowell
  3. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave by Fredrick Douglass

Articles:

  1. “Church, Stand Firm Against Racism” by Bill Reed
  2. “Thinking Theologically about Racial Tensions: Life Together in the Church” by Kevin DeYoung

Videos:

  1. Why Christians Care About Every Injustice by John Piper (10 min)
  2. Moving Beyond the Racial Gridlock in a Divided Nation (60 min) by Dr. George Yancey
  3. Justice (6 minute Bible Project Video, good for family discussion)

Family Resources:

  1. Shape Their Moral Imagination Through Good Stories by Betsy Childs Howard
  2. 5 Children’s Books on Racism and the Gospel by Quina Aragon

August

What is biblical justice? Pastor Austin gives a brief discussion to introduce this month's topic.

August topic:

WHAT IS BIBLICAL JUSTICE?

The Word in the World is a special series intended to educate, equip and encourage one another in understanding the pressing theological issues of our day and responding to them as witnesses of the gospel. Please see our recommended resources below for your ongoing education. We also encourage you to participate in our online group discussion on this month’s topic “What is Biblical Justice?” on Thursday evening August 27th at 7:00 pm. Please register below:

August Recommended Resources


Bible Books to Study: Deuteronomy; Amos; James

Book: Generous Justice: How God’s Grace Makes Us Just by Timothy Keller

Article: “The Beauty of Justice” by Tim Keller

Videos:

  1. Grace, Justice and Mercy: An Evening with Bryan Stephenson and Tim Keller
  2. Justice (6 minute Bible Project video, good for family discussion)