Category: Panel Discussions

In Perspective: AI Benefits and Concerns for the Church

Have you ever wondered about the influence of artificial intelligence (AI) on the Church? This webinar will investigate the possibilities and challenges of AI in spiritual contexts and discuss its potential role in worship, community engagement, and more. Our panelists will explore the impact technology has on the landscape of faith and the ethical considerations…

In Perspective: Fostering a Mentoring Culture amid an Epidemic of Loneliness

Have you ever wondered how mentorship profoundly impacts lives? Does this relational interplay have the potential to multiply generationally? Why should someone consider mentorship over coaching or discipleship?  Creating and sustaining deep and meaningful relationships has become increasingly difficult in our society. Research reveals over half of adults in the United States are lonely; this…

In Perspective: The Place and Power of Liturgy

The word liturgy originates from a Greek term meaning “work of the people.” In today’s day and age, what does liturgy truly mean? How can we practice liturgy within our communities and everyday lives? Together, we will explore the richness and limitations of liturgy, as well as its intentionality and purpose. Join us as we…

In Perspective: Faith, Work, and Rest

As humans made in God’s image, we are called to work. And yet, as modeled by our Creator, we are also made to rest. This panel will explore the relationship between our God-given calling to work and our mandate to rest. What are common roadblocks to organizing our lives in ways that honor both these…

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In Perspective: Old Testament God vs. New Testament God

Have you ever wondered why there seem to be opposing depictions of God in the Old Testament versus God in the New Testament? Our panelists confront the apparent disparate images of God, which sometimes cause people to wonder if this is the same God. Gain a deeper understanding of who God is. Event Details Date:…

In Perspective: Pastoring Amid the Great Resignation

Weariness in ministry is not new to the Church. The writer of Hebrews admonishes God’s people to “Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.” (Hebrews 12:3). Paul encourages the believers in Galatia to “not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time…

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In Perspective: Sexual Abuse and the Church

Complacency, complicity, and silence on the matter of sexual abuse in the Church contradicts God’s call to protect the vulnerable, bring healing, and seek justice. These realities also undermine the credibility of the gospel we claim to believe and preach. In this panel discussion, we will examine how churches can help prevent sexual abuse, meaningfully…

In Perspective: Deconstruction – A Gospel Conversation

Our panelists addressed the assumptions, pitfalls, and opportunities existing within the concept of “deconstruction.” We asked: What is the impact of deconstruction and should the Church be concerned? How do Jesus’ words and actions shed light on what it means to confront the social constructs of religion? How can followers of Jesus come alongside those who seek to address…