Join us on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm this fall, from September 9 to November 11, as PazNaz launches a new book study group that will meet virtually over Zoom.
This group will be going through the book Thou Shalt Not Be a Jerk, by Eugene Cho, and led by Pastor Faith Romasco.
If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Faith Romasco at email@example.com.
Thou Shalt Not Be A Jerk
“In our extremely polarized political climate, Thou Shalt Not Be A Jerk equips us to engage with politics while staying rooted in Christlike discipleship.” Pastor Eugene Cho thoughtfully compels Christians to seek the common good as participants in the Kingdom of God, holding King Jesus central to the vision instead of any (and he does mean any) political party. As people who live under the Lordship of Jesus Christ, Cho asks question and challenges all to engage healthfully in a public and distinctively Christian faith.
In Thou Shalt Not Be A Jerk, we’ll explore what it means to build bridges, find ways to listen to the vulnerable, and choose to live out our faith in the public square with perspective and depth.
He contends that politics do matter,
because politics impact policy,
and policy impacts people,
and people matter deeply to God.
As we see in …
- Wisdom Literature: we are called to practice culture care, rather than go to war with culture.
- The Gospels: we are called to learn to listen well, rather than embrace echo chambers.
- The Old Testament Prophets: we are called to seek the well being of our cities, rather than strip people of nuance or dignity.
- The Epistles: we are called to work out our shared life together.
- The Torah: we are called to allegiance to the One God who reveled a third way when it seems there is no way.
Joining this study will stretch all people from all points of the political spectrum. It’s not about party affiliation; it’s about following the Lamb of God as the Risen Lord and caring for our neighbors as ourselves. Participating in this study will require a willingness to hear different perspectives from your own in charitable discourse. It will mean being open to asking thoughtful questions when you come across something you don’t understand.
It’s our hope that you’ll join us for a robust discussion throughout the fall about what it means to be Christian, Holiness, and Missional people in every aspect of our lives … including politics.