Chuck Foreman – Teaching Pastor
One thing I’ve realized, even before this series entitled, “Be Wise”, where we’ve exposed some of the toughest issues facing our society today, is that it’s easy to have a pretty straightforward political or intellectual view on an issue until you know someone who is completely wrapped up in it. When you actually have a relationship with an individual who is deeply affected by the issue upon which you have taken a stand, one way or the other, it broadens and sometimes even changes your perspective.
Have you, or do you know anyone who has had an abortion, or who as a medical professional, performed abortions? Do you have any gay friends? Are you engaged in honest dialogue with anyone who is in the gay community? Are you, or have you ever been engaged in actually trying to help lift the poor out of their poverty? What have you learned from your experience in dealing with poverty? Do you know any undocumented people (illegal aliens) trying to carve out a life for themselves in America right now? (more…)