How we disagree and how we treat those with whom we disagree says a lot about who we are and what we believe. With political turmoil boiling over and partisanship at an all time high, does the church’s witness still offer the world an alternative? Or have we succumbed to the same temptations that have led our nation to its current standoff?
On January 8 and 15, Dr. Art Wright, professor of New Testament, gave us instructive Biblical examples that reveal our problem is not a new one. How did Jesus handle conflict? Did the early church ever disagree? How did they deal with division?
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On January 22 and 29, Dr. Mark Biddle, professor of Old Testament offered two current case studies in which people disagree – public support of mass transit in Richmond and the childhood incarceration – and offer a way forward in which Christians can listen to one another and to what is at the heart of an issue.
The more we listen to others, the more we know them, understand them, and can love them like Christ would have us.
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