As Christians, we generally assume that those sitting around us in church share our beliefs, but when we discover they don’t, everything changes! Christians often have Biblical reasons for very different positions and these differences have been dividing friends and families, and sometimes churches!
How do we discern between core Biblical convictions and secondary issues?
Dr. Tim Muehlhoff will help answer those crucial questions and offer guidance for navigating disagreements without destroying our relationships.
Tim Muehlhoff (PhD, University of North Carolina) is a professor of communication at Biola University in La Mirada, California, and a speaker and research consultant for the Center for Marriage and Relationships. His books include I Beg to Differ, Authentic Communication, The God Conversation, and Defending Your Marriage. Together with Richard Langer, he is the coauthor of Winsome Persuasion and the newly released Winsome Conviction. In addition to teaching and writing, they are co-directors of The Winsome Conviction Project, which seeks to introduce civility and compassion into our discussion of differences.
Tim and his wife, Noreen, are frequent speakers at FamilyLife Marriage Conferences and are the proud parents of three sons, Michael, Jason, and Jeremy.
Chris Brooks is the Senior Pastor of Woodside Bible Church, a multisite congregation across the metro-Detroit area. Chris served for 20 years as the Senior Pastor of Evangel Ministries, a thriving 1600-member church in the heart of Detroit. He also served as the campus dean of Moody Theological Seminary in Plymouth, Michigan. A popular Detroit radio host since 2005, Chris is the author of Kingdom Dreaming and Urban Apologetics. He graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in Finance, completed his MA in Christian Apologetics at Biola University, and graduated from the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. He is currently pursuing a DMin degree at Asbury Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Yodit, are the proud parents of 6 children, Christopher, Zewditu, Cameron, Judah, Sophia, and Christyana.