The division we see in our culture has crept into the church. This divide is not being caused by differences in our theology, but we are being torn apart because of our disagreements over COVID, whether we should wear a mask or not, political views, and racial issues. Tuesday Pastor Brian Bill challenges us to be the brothers and sisters in Christ we are called to be for such a time as this. He will take us to scripture to point out how we should be commited to one another and do all we can to preserve unity.
Our nation is remembering the life of late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg this week. Along with considering her legacy, a political clash is approaching as plans for putting forth a new candidate for the court before the election is moving forward. Tuesday we will talk about this developement and the legacy of the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg with Dr. Mark Caleb Smith from Cedarville University. Mark will give us a biblical and historical grid for this next chapter and how decisions now could impact the election.
Brian Bill is the senior pastor at Edgewood Baptist Church in Rock Island, Illinois. He attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison, where he was led to the Lord through the influence of his college roommate. He is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Brian serves on the Executive Board of Directors for Keep Believing Ministries, is a Pro Contributor to SermonCentral.com, is an author of two tracts (Soul Satisfaction and The Only Way), is a contributor to the Preacher’s Sourcebook, a columnist for Believe.com, writes an “Ask a Pastor” feature for Believe.com and serves as the chaplain for the Quad Cities Missing Persons Network. He also hosts a weekly radio program called, “On Mission” that airs on WDLM on Sundays at 11:00 am and 7:30 pm.
Dr. Mark Smith is the Chair, Professor of Political Science, Director of the Center for Political Studies at Cedarville University. He teaches courses in American politics, constitutional law, and research methodology/data analysis. He has authored numerous refereed journal articles, book chapters, and other publications. His primary research interest is in the field of religion and American politics. Before joining the faculty at Cedarville, Dr. Smith taught at Tulane University and Calvin College.