Church & State: Government Restrictions or Biblical Convictions

Video. 120 minutes. Q Ideas, September 2, 2020.


In this Q Ideas recorded event, Gabe Lyons facilitates a panel discussion about the controversy of gathering for worship during the pandemic.


varied perspectives of pastors, legal scholars, thinkers and authors

Recommended Audience

congregational leader


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Practical Applications

  • Consider multiple perspectives before returning to worship or taking legal action.
  • Learn skills for respectful dialogue about controversial or political issues by watching this as a group.

About the Contributor

Matt Burke

Matt Burke is the director of the Northeast Center for Congregations in Fort Wayne and serves as the Center’s Education Director statewide. Matt has a background in classroom, digital and experiential education and most recently served as the associate director of Learning Science at Kaplan Test Prep. He is passionate about using education to develop deeper faith in congregational participants.

Matt earned a B.A. in Religion from Mount Vernon Nazarene University and a Masters of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Kelly, and his two sons, Silas and Levi. Matt also loves storytelling in films, books and music and finding the intersections of faith and popular culture.

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