As Americans, we enjoy the idea that we have broad guarantees to wide-ranging personal freedoms. In fact, there’s little we can imagine doing that we can’t do. Our individual rights are deeply ingrained in our psyches and our culture.
But is it possible that our very freedoms are actually enslaving us? Is a social ethic that champions the sovereign self as our highest value actually hampering our ability to be truly free?
Is a social/political system based on individual rights truly ethical? Does it come at the explicit expense of someone else’s rights?
And for those of us who seek to follow Jesus, how do we reconcile individual rights and freedoms with a call to die to self, serve the poor, and love our enemies? Has freedom become our idol?
Join us this Sunday, Feb. 8, at The Marietta Brewing Company as we discuss the intricacies and implications of being enslaved by our freedoms. It promises to be a lively conversation!
Happy Half-Hour: 6:30pm
Conversation Begins: 7:00pm