Nov. 22 Gathering — How do we respond to terror?


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The events of Friday, Nov. 13, in Paris (and prior–though less reported–incidents in Beirut and Baghdad) once again set us collectively on edge as the ugly specter of terrorism once again reared itself in dramatic fashion.

As our prayers go out to the cities where these attacks occurred and the friends and families of the victims, some serious questions arise for those of us who seek to follow Jesus. Is military action an appropriate response? Can forgiveness truly be extended to mass murderers? What is our relationship with Islam? Can we risk our safety by allowing Syrian refugees to dwell among us? What does real justice look like in these situations?

This week at New Wineskins, we’ll tackle some of these difficult questions and seek open, honest conversation around our feelings and our responses. We’ll be less focused on providing concrete answers than on creating a safe space for questions, doubts, ideas, and dialogue. And we’ll seek the Holy Spirit’s guidance to lead us forward.

Join us this Sunday, Nov. 22, in the 167 Side Room of the Marietta Brewing Company as we engage in this important conversation.

Happy Half-Hour: 6:30pm

Conversation Begins: 7:00pm

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