Our Viewpoint classes examine some of the most common and challenging worldviews that Christians face in our culture today to see how we can approach them through the lens of the Bible. We’ll be covering topics like politics and government, gender, equality, racism, and other belief systems. Our goal is to equip the church to discuss these topics with others, and ultimately, share our hope in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Our Viewpoint podcast takes on cultural issues and discusses them from the Bible's point of view through special guest interviews and more. Listen on your favorite podcast app or on the web player below.
Past Class Sessions:
The War in Israel
The horrific attack on Israel by Hamas shocked the world, and the resulting war has sparked debate and conflict across people and cultures worldwide. How do we respond to this as Christians? What are the possible prophetic implications? The Bible will be our guide as we look at these events through the lens of history and God's plan of redemption. Download class notes here (PDF).
The Return of Jesus: What can we know for sure?
The second coming of Jesus is an essential belief of Christianity. But the variety of views about "how" and "when" can be confusing to Christians and even more so to the world around us. This discussion with time for Q & A will look at the bigger picture as we seek unity around the truth we find in the Bible.
A Biblical View of Feminism
The Bible is clear that men and women are created by God with equal value and dignity. The Bible also defines different roles and responsibilities for men and women among the created order as well as within the church. As our world wrestles with issues surrounding the roles of men and women, this class will discuss how the Bible brings clarity, and how Christians can navigate the differences we'll encounter in our culture. Download class notes here (pdf).
Christians, PoliTIcs & Voting
With just days before the election, we gathered to discuss how Christians can think biblically about politics and voting. The Bible tells us we're citizens of the Kingdom of God first, so how do we enter into the political process as representatives of Jesus Christ? How do we determine who or what to vote for? Should we be loyal to a particular political party? What do we do when we feel like no party or candidate fully or adequately represents our values or worldview? Listen to the audio recording below:
What Does It Mean To Be Pro-Life?
The Supreme Court has recently ruled on the topic of abortion. As our culture continues to wrestle with questions surrounding the value of life, how can Christians be "pro-life" in a way that advocates for all life, including the unborn, people with special needs, marginalized communities and more? To be biblically pro-life means understanding the significance of all humanity being created in God’s image and likeness.
Listen to the recorded class session here:
A Biblical View of Transgenderism
Our culture has seen a rise in individuals identifying themselves as transgender - people who desire to live their life as a different gender than they were born with. What does the Bible say about this type of lifestyle? How should Christians interact with transgender individuals in a way that displays the love of Christ while also sharing the truth and hope of the gospel?
A note for parents: these class sessions contained discussions of mature themes related to sexual identity. This content is not suitable for young children, and we encourage you to preview the content first before viewing/listening with teens.
If God is Good, Why Is There Suffering?
The Christian faith teaches God is all-powerful and always good. If this is true, why is there so much human suffering? Couldn't a good and all-powerful God prevent suffering? And if He can, why doesn't He? How do we understand disease, natural disasters, and other suffering in a world in which a loving God has all power? Taught by Pastor Joe Infranco, this class session will explore these challenging questions.
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A Christian View of Politics and Government
What is the relationship between Christians and civil government? What does the Bible say about the foundations of civil government, our place as citizens, and how we should react in times of government hostility? Join us as Pastor Joe Infranco walks us through these and other issues. This class sessions below were recorded on February 14th and 21st.