No other gods. No graven images. Don't take God's name in vain. Those are the commandments that focus this first volume of our new series: Exploring Justice: The Ten Commandments. Do you think idols are merely statues from a false religion? Think again.
In this first volume, you'll think about the primary values of your faith and learn the history behind some of today's difficult issues: When did the Pledge of Allegiance change and why? How did Charles "Lucky Lindy" Lindbergh taint the original “America First” movement? Who was the first monarch in history to grant the full freedom of religion and which Christian minister made it happen?
Then, with exercises that encourage dialogue rather than division, the group sessions will help you think about whether we're really putting God's values first when engaging issues from the NFL protests and Confederate monuments to the Pledge of Allegiance, the First and Second Amendments, separation of church and state, White nationalism, flags in churches, and more.
Like our other resources, Priorities is designed for use by small groups in six, ninety-minute sessions. Right now we only have regular print available, but large-print, Kindle, and audiobook editions will be coming. There is a student book and a leader’s guide, just like with Exploring the Bible.
Download a free sample chapter here. (Note: You will be prompted to sign up for our email list to receive the download. If you're already on our list, just put in your email. You won't receive duplicate mailings.)