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 secularism and justice might serve you well in sharing the hope of Jesus. Give it a watch and have a think through the discussion questions below. But before you do begin with this question...
- What is the ultimate root cause of injustice and immorality?
- Do you agree that 'secularism is the flavour of the month'?
- Tom argues that the rise of secularism is an experiment. Do you accept this suggestion? If so, is it an experiment that is working? Why/why not?
- If we get rid of God, what can give us a basis for morality and commonality?
- When you think of the Christian God, do you think of a God of justice? What do you make of this claim?
- What does the Christian faith argue is the ultimate cause of immorality and injustice? Why is secularism powerless to deal with this problem?
- Jesus taught that “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” What do you make of this diagnosis? What is the accompanying cure?