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How Your Church Can Learn to Discuss Politicized Moral Issues

By Libby Grammer | October 23, 2019

In our era of deep political divide, it’s extremely hard for church members to have civil dialogue about moral issues that have become politicized. Here’s how your church can learn to talk to each other and discern God’s leading.

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