Conversations can help us understand the many facets of a tough topic.

Our willingness to enter into conversations about tough topics can lead to a better understanding of God and each other as we seek to help people find their way back to God. This summer at COMMUNITY, we are going to spend two weekends exploring some tough topics and Dave Ferguson will interview an expert on that topic.

Discussion Guides and Videos

June  6 | Conversation # 1 | Jesus & Politics

A conversation with Scot McKnight, New Testament scholar and theologian

Scot McKnight

Scot currently serves as Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lisle, Illinois. He is the author or editor of more than 75 books including The King Jesus Gospel, Kingdom Conspiracy, and The Jesus Creed. He has lectured at universities and college campuses on our Conversations topic, and has an upcoming book on the book of Revelation that will include insights on how to think in a Christian manner about politics. Scot and his wife Kris have two children and two grandchildren. We know we can trust Scot because he is also an avid Cubs fan.

Aug 1 | Conversation # 2 | Racial Reconciliation

A conversation with Dr.  Brenda Salter McNeil, author, professor, speaker

Brenda Salter McNeil

Dr. Brenda is an Associate Professor of Reconciliation Studies at Seattle Pacific University, directing the Reconciliation Studies program. She is also the Associate Pastor of Preaching and Reconciliation at Quest Church in Seattle.

Dr. Brenda is an international trailblazer, leading individuals, communities, and organizations to biblical reconciliation. She was featured as one of the 50 most influential women to watch by Christianity Today in 2012.

She is the author of Roadmap to Reconciliation 2.0, A Credible Witness: Reflections on Power, Evangelism and Race (2008), and The Heart of Racial Justice: How Soul Change Leads to Social Change (2005), coauthored with Rick Richardson. Her newest book is Becoming Brave: Finding the Courage to Pursue Racial Justice Now (2020).