God’s Side: For the Common Good

Wednesdays, October 3-24
MB304 • Facilitators: Brenda Denton and David Rayburn

My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side. — Abraham Lincoln

There is much conversation in our culture that seeks to divide us into sides. However, the good news of our faith is that God has created the world and all the people in it, we are to love one another as Christ loved us, and we are called to bless one another and to promote the beloved community.

In these four Wednesday conversations, we will focus on what it might look and sound like to be on God’s side for the common good – in all the decisions we make in our personal, family, vocational, financial, communal, and public lives. Author Jim Wallis writes, “That old but always new ethic simply says we must care for more than just ourselves or our own group. We must care for our neighbor as well, and for the health of the life we share with one another. It echoes a very basic tenet of Christianity and other faiths — love your neighbor as yourself — still the most transformational ethic in history.”