What in the World

Taking an Open and Honest Look at Crucial Issues We Face

There is a lot of trouble, pain and confusion around us. All it takes is logging onto our social media accounts, turning on the news, or listening to conversations at the office and school. Some of the issues are very dark, tangled and confusing. The good news is that the Bible gives us helpful and hope-filled guidance, as we grapple with the hard things and offer real care and support for those suffering and in pain. This series is designed to equip us to understand and care.

Week 1 Message- Suicide and Mental Health

Date- September 8/9

Key Verse(s)- Matthew 11:28-30, Psalm 146-150

Speaker- Rusty Coram


Depression, anxiety and other mental health concerns have become part of the daily fabric of our lives. The number of suicides reported in the U.S. has skyrocketed – especially among our youth. Erasing the stigma of these struggles might just be key to learning how to step alongside the hurting and find them real help. Open, honest discussion is the first step for us all.

Week 2 Message- #MeToo

Date- September 15/16

Key Verse(s)- Matthew 18:6, Matthew 22:37-40, Proverbs 1 – 5

Speaker- Rusty Coram


This past year has brought an explosion of awareness to the problem of sexual harassment in our society. We’ve watched the ‘mighty’ fall in Hollywood and the political sphere. We’ve seen it in churches, too. At the very core of this problem is an issue of respect – or lack thereof.

Week 3 Message- Poverty, Stigma, and Injustice in the World

Date- September 22/23

Key Verse(s)- James 1:27, Matthew 25:34-46, Proverbs 6 – 10

Speaker- Tom Eggum


Most of us have felt the heartbreak of seeing footage and photos of our nation’s refuge crisis. Politics aside, this speaks to a much greater problem in our world. Globally, poverty and injustice run rampant. How do we, as Christians and individuals, step into this global need with hope to make a difference?