'Alienated or united?' by Owen Lynch - April 7th 2019

What difference can faith make in a fractured society? This talk is about the one thing that can unite people together in empowered and secure relationships, and what a united humanity looks like.

Slides from the talk are below, summary to follow.

Discussion questions

  1. Reflect on the examples of personal alienation in the talk and ask the Holy Spirit to show you areas of your life where you are alienated, powerless and disconnected.

  2. Reflect on the “them and us” language that you use in your day to day life. What does this reveal about your deep prejudices towards other people? Invite the Holy Spirit to help you with this.

  3. Paul says that a new humanity, united in peace through Christ’s death on the cross, looks like this:

  • It is a humanity where all people enjoy the same rights, privileges and responsibilities.

  • It is a humanity where people are not alienated from one another, but where everyone treats each other like a sister or brother.

  • It is a humanity where every person is spiritually alive with the presence and power of God.

How does this change your view of the world? How does this affect your attitude towards other people?