Convicted Civility, a term coined by theologian Richard Mouw, is the practice of holding both conviction and civility as integral, complementary aspects of what it means to bring Christian faith into public discourse. Inherent in this task is the difficult challenge of becoming a person who speaks with passionate intensity and gentle peacefulness.
Level Ground’s vision is that all people will learn to value a diversity of identities and convictions, forming relationships across their differences and disagreements. With this in mind we are honored to have Luke Timothy Johnson, from Emory’s Candler School of Theology, and Karen Swallow Prior, from Liberty University in dialogue with one another. Both Luke and Karen are scholars, professors, and faithful people who deeply disagree with one another.
Journalist and Level Ground Board Member, Jeff Chu will be facilitating the conversation, asking questions that inform dialogue rather than debate, community rather than divisiveness, and wonder rather than ownership. This dialogue is sure to push, challenge, complicate, and deepen the conversation about faith, gender, and sexuality for each of us, no matter our sexual orientation or theological conviction.