“Can we talk?” the late comedienne Joan Rivers used to ask in her stand-up routines. Posing that question to today’s polarized culture, the answer is increasingly “no.” What passes for civil discourse is frequently anything but civil. As a result, many important conversations are either not taking place or aren’t being very productive. But as people of faith, we can find a better way.

Download a study guide for “Do you see God in me? How Lutherans engage in difficult conversations,” which appeared in Living Lutherans‘ September 2021 print issue. The guide contains four pages of discussion questions and a copy of the article.

Robert C. Blezard
Robert C. Blezard is pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Aberdeen, Md., and editor of Living Lutheran's study guides. Previously he served as an assistant to the bishop of the Lower Susquehanna Synod.

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