At the Quarterly Church Conference, we re-emphasized our commitment to continuing Deliberative Dialogue, with a request for each of the new councils to keep the momentum going. I, too, am committed to it-now more than ever-when I see the divisiveness of this election season.
Our own Jill McMillan and her cohorts are featured in the newest issue of Wake Forest Magazine in an article entitled “The Making of Future Citizens.” The opening paragraph is:
Did you hear the news-good news-from Wake Forest about politics? It’s worth broadcasting as a signal in the frenzied static of this presidential election year filled with rancor. A study by three professors shows that for students who learned the theory of deliberation to enhance civic engagement, the effects were still present 10 years after graduation.
Find the article here.
Congratulations, Jill. And you to, Wake Forest Baptist Church, let’s continue in our quest to practice deliberation and offer it as a resource to our community.
I love you, and I love being your pastor.