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A House Divided

Oct 04 2020 • Cedrick Baker, Emily Morrison, Greg Boyd, Kevin Callaghan, Paul Eddy, Shawna Boren

We can’t turn on the TV, open our mailbox, drive by a billboard, or walk by our neighbor’s yard signs without being blasted with the reminder that we are in an election year. Left, right, and center, people are angry and anxious. So what’s a Kingdom person to do? In this series we take a hard look at living in a polarized nation, what it means to hold political convictions while keeping our primary identity in Christ’s Kingdom, and how to engage in difficult conversations without vilifying others. And in all this, we remind ourselves what it means to keep our faith and hope centered on Jesus.

Sermons in this series:


Moving Forward

• Cedrick Baker, Emily Morrison, Kevin Callaghan, Paul Eddy

This final sermon is a panel discussion that addresses practical issues of being a Kingdom ambassador who offers Jesus' kind of love in the divisive political environment that we experience today.

Topics: Conflict, Kingdom of God, Peace


Principles Without Poison

• Kevin Callaghan, Shawna Boren

God has called us to seek the peace of the land in which we live, to be God’s ambassadors who offer a third way. How do we do this? In this conversational sermon, Bill Doherty, from the organization Braver Angels, shares his experience of leading workshops that include Democrats and Republicans with the goal of helping each group understand the other.

Topics: Conflict, Kingdom of God, Peace


We Will Not Be Played

• Greg Boyd

One of the primary means the enemy uses to divide people today is social media. While social media has many advantages, it also is designed in such a way that it can easily be used as a tool of Satan. If we are not intentionally resisting the schemes of the enemy, we will too easily be played by them.

Topics: Conflict, Spiritual Warfare


Taming the Raging Elephant

• Greg Boyd

When we disagree, we usually assume that reason, not emotion, is driving the interaction, but actually the opposite is true. Greg explains how our default is to use reasoning to justify our emotions, and how knowing this can help us respond well during a heated discussion.

Topics: Conflict, Peace


A Tale of Two Kingdoms

• Greg Boyd

In the midst of a divided and polarized world, how does the church respond in a way that reflects God’s kingdom? To answer this question, we must understand the nature of God’s kingdom and how it stands in contrast to the kingdoms of this world.

Topics: Non-Violence, Spiritual Warfare


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"Thank you all the way from Oregon. I deeply appreciate being shepherded by Pastor Greg and everyone else on the panels. You are a rare find in the church nowadays. Tackling tough questions with humility and a kingdom perspective. It has been life changing for me in such tumultuous times."

– Heather, from Oregon