We are back for part 2 of The Big Questions. This week we discuss if politics has a place in church, what part Christians play in social justice, and if modern Christians have forgotten the Holy Spirit. Join us as we dive into some of the biggest questions facing the modern church.
If you missed Part 1 you can find it here.
David John Phillips is the pastor of Real Church in Clearwater, FL. www.RealChurch.us
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