S4:E8 Can I Still Love the Church?
Can Christians love the Church in an era of deconstruction, politics, COVID, and BLM?
So many Christians are angry at the Church. Not just the Church but their local churches as well. Can Christians love the Church in an era of deconstruction, politics, COVID, and BLM? Producer Chris Staron decided to take a look inside one small congregation to see how Black Lives Matter, COVID, the 2020 Presidential Election, and more have impacted one community. How are people in Jackson, Wyoming responding in a time of dissension and deconstruction in the body of Christ?
Special thanks to Ray McDaniel and Karl Klemmer for talking with Chris for this interview.
- How have the last few years changed your ideas about the global Church?
- How have they changed your ideas of your local church?
- How would you respond if you were the pastor of a local church today and your congregation wanted you to pick a political side?
- Should pastors speak about politics from the pulpit?
- Why do we put so much emphasis on messages from the pulpit and discount the ability for congregants to have meaningful conversations on their own?
- Are you deconstructing your faith? What does that term mean to you?
- If you are deconstructing your faith, have you removed the local church? The Bible? If so, how has that impacted your faith?
- Are you open to people who have different opinions? How do you interact with those people? Is it in person?
- Do you have friends with different opinions than you? How can you get some if you don’t?
- Do you see the Church as a “we” and “us” or as a “them”? Why?