CONVERSATIONS ON RELIGION & CULTURE
Sunday, Mar 25, 2018
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Topic for March 25: American Values vs. Christian Values
We have tackled this conversation once before with only minimal success. This topic is probably as difficult a conversation as that about “the nature of God,” so come prepared for a bumpy ride. One person commented that there are few truly national American values. We have Midwestern sets of values, east coast values, and California values, all fairly different, and that’s true. We’ll try to focus our attention on those values that seem fairly commonly held across the country. Likewise there is no official list of Christian values. Those lists too might vary quite widely from evangelical and fundamentalist groups to UCC and other leftist denominations. We’ll focus our attention on those Christian values we in St. Luke’s can fairly readily affirm, and then contrast those to what we think to be the most commonly held American values. Should be an interesting and perhaps heated conversation.
To help get us started Jack Bowers has put together a paper indicating what several sources think to be the most commonly held American values, and what he discerns to be the core Christian values. He intends this not as a definitive paper, but merely a starting point to kick off our conversation. Copies of that page can be picked up on the table in the Narthex.
Led by Reverend Jack Bowers
Meets in the Undercroft 4:00-6:00 pm.
Event LocationSt. Luke\’s Undercroft, 107 East Broadway
Granville, OH, 43023