Grace to you and peace.
There are a number of issues about which people feel very passionate. They sometimes feel so passionate that genuine conversation is not a realistic possibility. Voices get louder, memes get more biting, silos grow taller. And how faith shapes us gets lost in the culture wars.
During the month of September I will address some of these issues in a sermon series entitled Faith At The Fractures. The purpose of this sermon series is to help create an environment where genuine conversation takes place. I covet your input.
Please choose five of the topics listed below. (Feel free to add a topic if it is on your heart but not on the list.) Choose the five you think are the most important in this time and place. Put a 1 by the topic you think is most important, a 2 by the topic you think is the next most important, and so on through 5. These sermons are intended to be conversation starters, not conversation enders. I will not be telling you how you should think about a particular topic. I will be sharing with you how the Christian faith has shaped how I think about each topic. If your faith has brought you to a different place I welcome a conversation. I know I still have much to learn.
Here is the list of topics. Choose and rank by importance five of them, and send your list to firstname.lastname@example.org. I welcome any comments or stories you wish to add. Please have your list to me no later than Thursday, August 15.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Rev. Chuck Weber