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Cults and World Religions

Cults and World Religions

By West Franklin
This 8 week conversation, provided by The Church at West Franklin, looks at various cults and world religions present in Middle Tennessee. Each week we will discover what someone of this faith background believes, how their lives and thoughts intersect with ours, and how we can lovingly communicate the gospel to them.
Week 6: Paganism
Dr. George Martin, Professor of Christian Missions and World Religions at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, leads a discussion on thoughtful approaches to modern pagan movements in religious practice.
September 26, 2022
Week 5: Jehovah's Witnesses
In this week’s conversation, we took a look at what Jehovah’s Witnesses believe and how to communicate the gospel to them before turning to questions from the audience about various cults and world religions that we don’t get to in the rest of our study.
September 13, 2022
Week 4: Latter Day Saints/Mormons
This week’s conversation on Mormonism is led by SALT Next Gen Executive Director and West Franklin member Josh Matteson. Together we will learn what Latter Day Saints believe and how to communicate the Gospel with them effectively.
September 08, 2022
Week 3: Hinduism
Brett Freeman, the Missions Minister at our Brentwood campus, joins us to talk about Hinduism. Brett served as an International Mission Board missionary for 21 years in Nepal and India and has a wealth of experience when it comes to engaging a person who follows Hindu with the Gospel. Brett will share about the basic beliefs of Hinduism and how we can begin to have a conversation with someone who holds this worldview. 
August 30, 2022
Week 2: Buddhism
In this episode, we look at Buddhism. We will answer the questions, “What Is Buddhism?” “Why Should I Know About Buddhism?” and “How can we effectively communicate the gospel with a Buddhist?”
August 23, 2022
Week 1: What is a Cult?
This week's conversation explores the characteristics of a cult and how they differ from the characteristics of the Christian faith. 
August 17, 2022