As we head into the fall, we’re feeling the effects of an increasingly polarized world. The rise of an “us versus them” mentality seems to be ever-present - even in the church. So, how are we to navigate the complexities and difficulties of this reality?
Author Dick Staub wrote, “When we are faithfully following Jesus we will be too Christian for our pagan friends and too pagan for our Christian friends.” When we follow Jesus faithfully we will find that this is the reality of the overlapped life.
As Christians, we’re called to live with our feet firmly planted in two different worlds: heaven and also earth. Jesus called his followers to pray the Lord’s prayer. That powerful line - your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven - is the overlapping world Jesus wants us to embrace. This heaven-overlapping-with-earth reality is what it means to faithfully follow Jesus - and invite others to follow him, too. But how are we to do that when the polarization seems to grow more intense with each passing week?
In this webinar, J.R. Briggs will:
• Explore the ways in which Jesus lived faithfully in a both/and reality in a divisive world
• See the ways in which the Christian life is found within a healthy kingdom tension
• Discover specific practices which can help us be faithfully overlapping people of God
• Unpack how we must embrace wisdom, courage, and compassion in the days ahead
Join us for this free webinar on this crucial topic for you and your church.
Sept, 1, 2020 // 1:00 PM EST
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