Shawn welcomes back his good friend, Jim Mello, as they tackle an interesting question: is it possible to become addicted to religion? And what would that even mean? Along the way we also discuss black-and-white thinking, the stages of faith, and what all this has to do with mission and discipleship.
Reflecting on his experience of dialoguing with people of various religious perspectives, Shawn discusses the importance of taking a posture of humility and "functional pluralism." He wonders if it is even possible to argue people into truth.
Shawn breaks down a whole slew of quotes from Ellen White that demonstrate how she had no place for tradition, explaining how it is that his own views have broadened as a result. Email him at shawnbrace at gmail dot com to get a copy of both the abridged and unabridged compilation of the quotes he shares.
This week, Shawn decides to share a recent teaching from a new series he started called "Viral: Unleashing the Revolution." It is Part 3. You can follow along with the whole series by going to bangorsda.org or by clicking here.
We recruited a cast of thousands to break down this timely question brought up by a reason Barna study: why do Millennials apparently think it's wrong to share their faith with the hopes that others will one day join their faith? Actually, eight of us sit around a living room for a fireside chat for a lively and riveting discussion about what it means to share one's faith and how one might do it in an age of pluralism.