Public forum on the Church, Christians, and civic duty
By Norm Miller
KALISPELL, Mont.—In response to modern society’s migration away from traditional views of civic responsibility, Montana Christian College (MCC) will hold a public forum on October 10 at 7 p.m. on its campus at 1605 Danielson Road.
Under discussion is the question: “Should Christians vote, be involved in politics, and engage the political culture of society?” A question-and-answer session will follow.
Keynoting the event will be Dr. Barrett Duke, Executive Director-Treasurer of the Montana Southern Baptist Convention. He will be among others featured in subsequent events as MCC kick-off its “3C Ministry: Christ, Church, and Culture” series of lectures.
“This will be the first of an ongoing effort to discuss the moral, ethical, and political ramifications of life in the 21st Century regarding the Church’s spiritual responsibilities and opportunities,” MCC President Dr. Marvin Jones said.
“We are honored and privileged to have a speaker of Dr. Duke’s caliber,” Jones said, citing Duke’s former experience as Vice President for Public Policy and Research and Director of the Research Institute of The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission for the Southern Baptist Convention.
“Too many Christians have been lied to about the relationship between the church and the state. Jesus is Lord of both. Faithful Christian involvement in public policy isn’t an option. It’s an expectation. I’m looking forward to sharing the Bible’s clear teaching on this,” Duke said.
“There has never been a more needful time to hear the call for the Church to live-out the gospel both in word and deed,” Jones said. “Amid the myriad of modern spiritual theories and ideas, the timelessness of the gospel of Jesus Christ, we believe, offers the only authentic remedy for the problematic issues that face our community, nation, and world.”
Coffee, tea, and water will be available. This is a free event. Reservations are not required. For more information, call 406.758.8100.