Episode 267: Engaging in Important Moral Issues

How should you respond to important moral issues happening in culture? 

In Episode 267 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Ed discuss how Christian leaders should engage with important moral issues such as abortion, racism, and religious liberty. Here’s today’s question:

How can Christians engage on important moral issues like abortion, religious liberty, and racism without getting pulled into the outrage? When does our advocacy of these issues cross the threshhold into diminishing our witness versus the duty to stand up for justice and against opression? How does this relate to church leadership? 

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • The difference between addressing issues and elevating the discourse. 
  • Why Christians need to be careful of engaging with online debate. 

Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “Any time you talk about moral issues with your church, you always have to call people to a higher Kingdom reality.”–@danielsangi 
  • “You can speak up on important moral issues, but do so by not getting down to the lowest common denominator.”–
  • “As Christians, we can’t avoid some of the moral issues we face in culture. Don’t be surprised by it. Instead, prepare an answer that explains your view in a winsome and gracious way.”–
  • “When discussing moral issues, I try to elevate the discourse to the Kingdom principles at work.”–
  • “You don’t have to address the issues of the culture on the culture’s terms. You can elevate the discourse.”–

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