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A Message Series from January 6 - 28, 2018

Agnosticism, sexism, racism, and materialism are ideas that our culture frequently talks about.
Come and explore what Jesus has to say about these topics in this four-part series.
Your weekends in January just got a little more interesting.

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WEXFORD

Saturdays at 6:00 pm; Sundays at 9:30, and 11:00 am

STRIP DISTRICT

Sundays at 9:30 and 11:00 am

BUTLER COUNTY

Sundays at 10:30 am

 

Watch the Messages and Interviews from the Series
Not for Polite Conversation below

 
 
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Definition

Agnosticism
Noun

1.  : a person who holds the view that any ultimate reality (such as God) is unknown and probably unknowable; broadly one who is not committed to believing in either the existence or the nonexistence of God or a god

2.  : a person who is unwilling to commit to an opinion about something

"Agnostic." Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 4 Jan. 2018.


Quote

"Agnosticism is of the essence of science, whether ancient or modern. It simply means that a man shall not say he knows or believes that which he has no scientific grounds for professing to know or believe. Consequently, agnosticism puts aside not only the greater part of popular theology, but also the greater part of anti-theology. On the whole, the "bosh" of heterodoxy is more offensive to me than that of orthodoxy, because heterodoxy professes to be guided by reason and science, and orthodoxy does not."

- Thomas Henry Huxley (1884) 

 

Message

Conversation

 

 
 
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Definition

Sexism
Noun

1.  : prejudice or discrimination based on sex; especially discrimination against women

2.  : behavior, conditions, or attitudes that foster stereotypes of social roles based on sex

"Sexism." Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 4 Jan. 2018.


Quote

"When you argue ... that since fewer women write good poetry this justifies their total exclusion, you are taking a position analogous to that of the racist—I might call you in this case a 'sexist' ... Both the racist and the sexist are acting as if all that has happened had never happened, and both of them are making decisions and coming to conclusions about someone's value by referring to factors which are in both cases irrelevant."

Pauline M. Leet (1965)

 

Message

Conversation

 

 
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Definition

Racism
Noun

1.  : a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race

2. a a doctrine or political program based on the assumption of racism and designed to execute its principles

      b a political or social system founded on racism

3.  : racial prejudice or discrimination

"Racism." Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 4 Jan. 2018.


Quote

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream ... I have a dream that one day in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification, one day right here in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boy's and white girls as sisters and brothers."

Martin Luther King Jr. (1963)

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Definition

Materialism
Noun

1.  a a theory that physical matter is the only or fundamental reality and that all being and processes and phenomena can be explained as manifestations or results of matter

b a doctrine that the only or the highest values or objectives lie in material well-being and in the furtherance of material progress

c a doctrine that economic or social change is materially caused — compare historical materialism

2.  a preoccupation with or stress upon material rather than intellectual or spiritual things

"Materialism." Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 4 Jan. 2018.


Quote

Materialism is "a way of life based entirely on consumer goods."

- Nathaniel Hawthorne (1851)