Has the church fallen asleep at the wheel? I'm excited to welcome Carmen LaBerge to the podcast to talk about why it's time for Christians to re-engage in the culture and address the problems of our day by boldly—and lovingly—bringing God back into every conversation.
About the Book: Animosity, confrontation, confusion—from cable news right down to our kids' classrooms, Christians are waking up to a world very different from the one we once knew. We are quick to blame everyone else from Hollywood to Washington, but it is not the culture's fault God is sidelined. If God is missing from the conversation, then it is because His people have failed to represent Him there. Christians have been far too silent for far too long, retreating out of fear of offending someone or the unpleasantness of stepping outside our comfort zone. When Christians have spoken up, too often it has not been in ways that honor Jesus. We have inserted our own opinion, obscuring the beauty and truth of the Gospel in favor of our political, ideological, or personal agenda. It's time for us to embrace our calling as Christ's ambassadors. To do that, we must be equipped to engage the world in ways that bring the mind of Christ to bear on the matters of the day. Carmen LaBerge's Speak the Truth seeks to give believers the confidence to speak the truth and the tools to re-engage in the culture and address the problems we are facing today by boldly—and lovingly—bringing God back into every conversation
About the Author: Carmen LaBerge is a writer, speaker and host of the daily Christian talk radio show The Reconnect as well as the President of the Presbyterian Lay Committee (PLC), a ministry that’s been working to equip Christians for faithful witness for more than 50 years. Before becoming president of the PLC, she served in mainline Christian ministry for 17 years. Carmen is the founding Chairman of Common Ground Christian Network and a member of the board of directors of the National Association of Evangelicals. She also participates actively on the Mission America Coalition, the National Religious Broadcasters and the Christian Leadership Alliance. She lives outside of Nashville, TN with her husband Jim and family.
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