Living at peace with governing authorities is practiced by living at peace with one another. Most leaders shy away from controversial topics in the church. Under the right circumstances, though, a dialogue within the church on a sensitive subject can help worshippers grow in faith and friendship. As Jason Jimenez puts it, “Think of a disagreement with a Christian friend as more like a baseball game than a boxing match. There will be swinging, but not at each other” (Jason Jimenez, Challenging Conversations: A Practical Guide to Discuss Controversial Topics in the Church [Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2020], 17).
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