Faith for Life
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Dr. Jeff Myers
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Opening — Megan Almon
What is Religious Freedom? (And Why It’s Good for Everyone) — John StonestreetIs religious freedom just an excuse to discriminate against others? In a free society, people will disagree often fiercely about societal and moral issues—issues that religion takes very seriously. However, disagreement doesn’t equal discrimination. Religious freedom is actually good for everyone, not just religious people, since societies with greater religious freedom are more tolerant to everyone’s beliefs. Shifts in culture don’t just happen overnight, so we will explore a brief history of what led to this moment. John will look specifically at HR5 and the Equality Act.
Freedom Under Attack: Why Christians Should Care and How We Must Respond — Dr. Jeff MyersThe most dangerous battle of our time is not between Liberals and Conservatives, Democrats and Republicans, or Blue States and Red States. It is between two competing views of truth. For the first time in history, a majority of people—even Christians—reject the idea that “truth can be known.” As a result, freedom is in peril. In this Basecamp, we are wading into the heat of battle, exploring the precious value of religious freedom, how it is threatened, and what we as Christians must do.
Interview: Standing for Religious Liberty — Laurence WilkinsonCases concerning religious liberty are becoming increasingly prominent, with courts frequently being asked to uphold the right to freedom of religion. Just how important are these legal battles to ensuring our freedom? Laurence Wilkinson is Law Clerk with Alliance Defending Freedom – a non-profit legal organization committed to protecting religious freedom globally. Laurence has litigated cases concerning religious liberty around the world, and is here to answer your questions about what these cases look like in practice and what trends he is seeing from the front line.
Panel Discussion — Dr. Jeff Myers, John Stonestreet, Laurence Wilkinson and Megan Almon
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Is There Any Hope for the Future? — John StonestreetOur current cultural moment is full of chaos and deception. Denying reality causes havoc in people’s lives. However, no political movement or militant group can ever put Jesus Christ back in the grave. Our hope in Jesus Christ is not a feeling, nor is it wishful thinking. Our hope is grounded in the reality of seeing things clearly through the perspective of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.