At the UCCF Politics Network, we are passionate about sharing the gospel with our friends. Whilst politics is a key way in which we can act to serve our communities and pursue the good of our neighbour, politics is a temporal good. It cannot fix our greatest problems nor create the peaceful utopia we long for. It can try, and it might do some good in the process, but we need to recognise that it is only ever going to have limited success.
Now, this might sound like a reason to despair, but we believe that there is one who will deal with all our problems, who will create a land of peace and blessing. His name is Jesus. Which is why we are committed to sharing the good news of Jesus Christ. The one who brings eternal good.
There are many ways of doing this in the world of politics, but we are especially excited about Meals with a Message. The premise being, gather some pals for food and start some big chats about faith and the deeper questions of life. You can find out more about what they are and how you might host one here.
Feel free to make it your own, but we pray that this talk on cancel culture might serve you well in sharing the hope of Jesus. Give it a watch and have a think through the discussion questions below...
- Does cancel culture bring justice?
- “It is right that someone like Harvey Weinstein should never work again” (Molly O’Gorman, writer and playwright). Do you agree?
- “Who are we to say what JK Rowling should think, what JK Rowling should be saying? JK Rowling is a very smart woman, she’s a principled woman” (Madeleine Kearns, writer) Do you agree?
- How do you feel about the suggestion that we probably all deserve to be cancelled?
- What do you make of the suggestion that forgiveness, rather than cancelling is a better approach?
- Do you think Jesus provides a viable and better way to move forward in a cancel culture?