Our political system and national rhetoric are more polarizing than ever. Some quickly agree to disagree without ever engaging each other’s positions. Others “scream” at each other without taking time to listen to opposing viewpoints. Isn’t there a third way? How can people develop a capacity for wisdom where conversations reflecting a spectrum of convictions can take place in mutual understanding, love, and respect? Zack Eswine will help us explore this third way of conversation. Zack is unusually qualified to lead us in this topic. As the pastor of Riverside Church in St. Louis he has guided his congregation to face cultural challenges in their community such as racial conflict and questions of human sexuality. Zack also holds a PhD in communications and serves as Scholar-in-Residence for the Francis Schaeffer Institute of Covenant Seminary. On Friday evening, October 19, from 7:00-9:00pm we will hold a community-wide gathering where you can invite your friends (and enemies!) to explore this important topic. Then on Sunday morning, October 21, we will have a combined SMC at 9:30am to continue the conversation.