Many followers of Christ struggle in their engagement with politics, lacking either deep conviction or civil discourse. Join us for our Surge Lunch to discuss how engagement in politics is an important part of our discipleship, not just in the policies we support, but also in our manner of discourse.
As followers of Christ, we have the opportunity to engage in the political process with wisdom, humility, nuance, and as a means of loving our neighbors. We hope to follow Jesus beyond the categories of “Left” and “Right,” and gain a vision politics that honors God and blesses others.
Questions that will be addressed:
- - What is the role of the church? What is the role of the state?
- - How should the Bible inform our political engagement?
- - What are the idols of the “Left” and “Right”?
- - Why should we care about politics?
- - What does healthy political discourse look like?
Speaker: Jim Mullins Jim Mullins is the pastor of theological and vocational formation for Redemption Church in and helps lead the Surge Network in Arizona. He has worked as a pastor, entrepreneur, nonprofit leader, and a basketball scout in Turkey. He’s the co-founder of several organizations, including the International Guild of Visual Peacemakers, Uzbek Justice Initiative, and Peace Catalyst International. He’s married to Jenny and has a six-year-old daughter named Elliana. They spend their time watching basketball, cooking Middle Eastern food, and being completely ineffective gardeners.
Please RSVP for this event so we can provide enough food.