*CONVERSATION MATTERS WILL BE TAKING A BREAK FOR A FEW MONTHS, RETURNING IN EARLY 2018
Technology has advanced so rapidly. Our medical care is better. Our ability to keep informed with the world is better. Grandparents are able to watch grand children grow up, even from great distances with the help of Facebook and Skype.
With the advancements in communication, has come unintended side effects. Online we have the ability to comment on a world of topics anonymously leading us to say things we would never say to someone's face. On Facebook, we can hide the things that we don't like. We don't have to see the other side of an argument. We can filter our news so we never hear of the world's events.
As people who are called to be a light in this world...
We need to know what is happening in the world.
We need to hear all sides of the story.
We need to respectfully share our side.
During each Conversation Matters event, we will have conversations about specific cultural and historical topics. These discussions will be led by scholars and experts who care deeply about the conversation and the church.
Held on Sunday, September 24th
More than 15 people came out on this night for this special Conversation Matters hands on learning exercise. Anne Travis led the group in a poverty simulation. The activity was designed to help people begin to understand what it might be like to live in a typical low-income family trying to survive from month to month. The object was to help sensitize participants to the realities faced by low-income people.
*Due to the nature of this event there is no audio for it.