Complex Conversations

Jun 09 - Jul 14

09:15 am

IT’S NOT AS BLACK & WHITE AS IT SEEMS

It seems that there are topics in today’s world about which we don’t know how to have a conversation, at least not without screaming at one another.

The issues are multi-layered. Our convictions are often personal and sometimes filled with passion. And multiple angles make the issues incredibly complex.

Frankly, the Church hasn’t always helped bring clarity or compassion to the conversation.

We’re all eager to know a better way when it comes to hot-button discussions, and we want to be a church that leans into the conversations with which our culture is wrestling.

This summer, you’re invited to Complex Conversations, a series on some of today’s most contentious topics.





Bibliography


Below is a list of books that helped shape, influence, and inform this series. We don’t necessarily agree with all the content in these books, but found them helpful as we seek to follow Jesus and engage in complex conversations. 


People to be Loved
Preston Sprinkle


Embodied
Preston Sprinkle


Jesus and John Wayne
Kristin Kobes Du Mez


Where the Light Fell
Philip Yancey


Crucial Conversations
Joseph Grenny, Kerry Patterson, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler, Emily Gregory


We Can’t Talk About That at Work
Mary-Frances Winters


Not In It to Win It
Andy Stanley


Stride Toward Freedom
Martin Luther King, Jr.


Everybody Always
Bob Goff


The Secular Creed
Rebecca McLaughlin


Faith for Exiles
David Kinsman & Mark Matlock


Is God Anti-Gay?
Sam Allberry


The Genesis of Gender
Abigail Favale


Born Again This Way
Rachel Gilson


Does the Bible Support Same-Sex Marriage?
Preston Sprinkle


Gay Girl, Good God
Jackie Hill Perry


A War of Loves
David Bennett


Dominion
Tom Holland


UnChristian
David Kinnaman


The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self
Carl R. Trueman


The Space Between Us
Sarah Bauer Anderson


Political Visions & Illusions
David T. Koyzis


Jesus and the Powers
N.T. Wright & Michael F. Bird


Under Our Skin
Benjamin Watson


The Anatomy of Peace
The Arbinger Institute