Show Notes

In this month’s episode of Friends in For­ma­tion, Richel­la, James, and Nate answer hon­est lis­ten­er ques­tions regard­ing Safe­ty in the King­dom of God, social jus­tice con­cerns, and nur­tur­ing a char­ac­ter of peace­ful­ness and gentleness.

  1. [0:40] I rec­og­nize it is prob­a­bly uncom­fort­able to acknowl­edge that God may not keep us safe from an earth­ly per­spec­tive, but Chris­tian­i­ty is noth­ing if it does not pro­vide us tools for under­stand­ing and liv­ing our some­times extreme­ly dif­fi­cult lives. And from anoth­er lis­ten­er: I was a mis­sion­ary in PNG time and again I would encounter tribes on the road in con­flict. My kids were in the back of the pick­up . I would put my land­cruis­er in four wheel dri­ve 2 gear in case I was set upon. I was pre­pared to go through the tribe. Was I scared you bet

  2. [14:52] In your opin­ion, how can the church begin to have a stronger voice in issues of social justice?

  3. [27:28] What prac­tices have you found that have helped you grow in peace­ful­ness and gen­tle­ness? How have you been able to keep peace and calm late­ly with all that is going on?

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Friends in For­ma­tion is a Ren­o­varé pod­cast where three very dif­fer­ent friends take lis­ten­er ques­tions about life and faith, with the goal of lis­ten­ing, learn­ing, and help­ing one anoth­er go deep­er with God.

Please sub­mit any ques­tions you would like us to con­sid­er on future pod­cast episodes to [email protected]​renovare.​org.

Learn more about Ren­o­varé and find lots of resources for spir­i­tu­al for­ma­tion at ren​o​vare​.org.

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