Healthy Discourse in Age of Polarization

Sunday, October 25 - 11:00 AM

This course will examine how we talk to each other during a time of intense polarization. With the cable networks, social media feeds, and politicians of all stripes often trafficking in disagreement and discord, can we recover common ground? What does the Bible say about healthy speech? How can we advocate for our beliefs and at the same time be respectful of alternative viewpoints? This course will examine the complex witness of Scripture on public discourse and how it might translate for us today. All sections of the biblical canon will be considered. Register here.

Samuel L. Adams  is the Mary Jane and John F. McNair Chair in Biblical Studies at Union Presbyterian Seminary. He holds a Ph.D. from Yale University in Religious Studies (Hebrew Bible),  an M.Div. degree from the University of Chicago, and a B.A. (History) from Davidson College. He is an ordained Teaching Elder in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and has served churches in Chicago, Connecticut, and Richmond. He has written books on wisdom literature and wealth and poverty in the biblical world. Other interests include apocalypticism, the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Bible and film, and the Bible and Christian theology in the context of American political discourse. Adams is editor of the seminary’s journal, Interpretation


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Event Type
Lecture / Workshop


First Presbyterian Church

Date / Time

Sunday, October 25, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


(424) 296-7131
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