If 2015 was categorized as the year everybody was offended, 2016 was the year everyone hand an angry agenda. It was a tumultuous year. The election certainly didn't help, but politics don't hold the blame alone. Race, abortion, social media, and hard hearts have their place too.
It wasn't easy, and really not much fun, but Brett Ricley, Jared Jenkins, and I spent 8 weeks looking at hot issues through gospel lenses. What does the gospel have to say about what we see in the world around us? Is it relevant? Does it apply? Is there anything we can learn from an old revelation from God? Of course! On all counts!
As you reflect on 2016, I'd like to encourage you to think about it through the lens of the Bible. It's not always an easy task, but these 8 podcasts from "Salty Believer Unscripted" might help. (And it's a great opportunity to hear our thoughts on the issues!)
A Gospel Spin: A Look at Current Issues
-- An Introduction audio
-- How to Think About Government (Part 1) audio
-- How to Think About Government (Part 2) audio
-- Christian in the Voting Booth audio
-- The Tensions Among the Races audio
-- Post-Election Thoughts audio
-- Abortion vs. Right to Choose audio
-- When We Get it Wrong audio
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Join me in prayer for 2017. May it be marked by a great revival among Christians and an awaking among those who don't yet know Jesus!