Improbable conversations
on faith + politics

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Meet the God Squad, the brains behind our series “God Squad: Improbable conversations for people of faith and no faith at all (because talking politics wasn’t hard enough). We hope you’ll join us as we explore what happens when people of goodwill who might not agree cross each others’ thresholds and break a little bread together. Whoever you are, whatever your beliefs, bring an open mind, an open heart (and an empty stomach) for a continuing conversation on the two topics your mother taught you to never broach in polite company: politics and religion. We can’t wait.

Betsy Ouellette Zierden | Former Pastor
Good Samaritan UMC
Joseph Davis, Jr | Pastor
Truth Gatherers Community Church
Tim Holeda | Rector
St. Thomas More Co-Cathedral
Gary Shultz | Pastor
First Baptist Church
Latricia Scriven
Saint Paul’s United Methodist Church
Rabbi Paul Sidlofsky
Temple Israel
God Squad Archives!

Past event | April 18, 2024

God Squad: Seeking High Ground in The School Wars

Here's a vast understatement of the situation: The culture wars have Officially Hit Our Schools. When you clear away the noise, at the core of the struggle is this: what should our schools teach our children—and who decides?


PAST EVENT | February 23, 2024

God Squad:
Everyone is Canceled.

Our culture wars have blinded us to the deepest underpinnings of pluralism, where legitimately held beliefs are respected, even when they clash with our own. So how’s a person to live free in a culture that's struggling?


Past Event | November 30, 2023

God Squad: Ending the
Cycle of Mean

In America we’re not just sad and alone—we’re becoming more mean to each other. Rarely do we consider what hometowns can do to build a community where everyone belongs, where we show up for each other. We'll go there.


Past Event | October 27, 2023

God Squad: Shut up
and (Don’t) Sing?

With our culture wars at a full rolling boil, apparently all it takes to send our enmity over the edge is…a good old-fashioned country song?? We'll be talking Jason Aldean, Oliver Anthony. And we'll throw in some Dolly Parton for good measure.


Past Event | August 1, 2023

God Squad Archives:
Blast From the Past!
(wisdom is evergreen)

Can't get enough of that unique and timeless God Squad wisdom and trandescence? The vast majority of our past programs can be listened to on Village SquareCast (digital programs can be watched).

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