a couple weeks ago, we announced our upcoming series (that will begin april 11) called point/counterpoint. in it, we’ll be tackling some hotly-debated topics. the format will consist of 2 speakers that will present opposing viewpoints of a topic. for example, if we do a week on homosexuality, one speaker would present “homosexuality is a sin’ and the other would present “homosexuality is not a sin.” each speaker would use the bible as their primary starting point to present their argument. ultimately, our goal isn’t to “tell you the answers”, but to present 2 thought-out, bible-centric options to guide your own thinking. it won’t be a debate or an argument or a one-up kind of thing, but rather, a healthy, balanced presentation of the issues.
in addition to announcing the series, we presented you an opportunity to actually choose the 4 topics by voting in our poll. we had a great response and we’re excited to reveal what the top 4 vote-getters were. here’s a graph showing the vote tally.
you’ll notice that the top vote-getters are the following (in descending order): homosexuality, death penalty, war & politics. it was a close race several days for nationalism, abortion & sustainable food sources, but they just missed the cut.
we’re really excited about the series & we think it will be a great time to get a variety of viewpoints that all, ultimately, center around what scripture has to say. in other words, one of the things we affirm at eikon is that the bible isn’t necessarily a book full of singular answers, but rather, a guide that helps us plot out ways of engaging in hard-to-understand topics such as the ones you all have chosen.
so, mark it on your calendars! the series begins april 11 and will conclude may 2. as always, we meet at 6 pm on sunday nights at the r street community church’s building (more info). see you there!