Citizens of Heaven in Worldly Politics

Date: Thursday, October 29, 2020
Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Location: Riverside Community Church (2925 Devine St.)
Speaker: Dr. Glenn Gentry, Professor of Philosophy, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC


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About this event:

We find ourselves immersed in an increasingly polarized and ever-threatening world. Even the most mature among us often feel confused and afraid. How are we to preserve our identity as Image Bearers as so many conflicting forces vie for our loyalty? How are we as pastors and ministry leaders to equip the saints to live wisely in this climate? 

Perhaps we can learn from an ancient church father to navigate our modern anxieties.

Augustine’s political and theological reflections encourage us to walk with hope as pilgrims in a world divided and fear-filled. Whatever the proverbial Barbarians at the Gate – whether 5th century Germanic hordes, or 21st century facemasks, social distancing measures, Trump, Biden, climate change, the economy, or the corona virus – none of these threats can take away or add a single day to the number that God has allotted each of us. Augustine instructs the saints to face each day with hope, and the courage hope engenders, rather than fear.

Join us Thursday, October 29th for Carolina Greenhouse’s next offering this fall. We will meet from 10:00a to 11:30a at Riverside Community Church.  For those who are able we will eat lunch afterward at a nearby restaurant. We will meet in the main sanctuary of the church, socially distanced in our seating. Masks are required, and will be provided if needed.

We hope to see you there!


About Dr. Glenn Gentry,

Dr. Gentry is an adjunct professor of philosophy at the University of South Carolina in Columbia.