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September 16, 2022 @ noon | God Squad | First Baptist Church of Tallahassee
Wanted: A few civic heroes.

In celebration of The Village Square’s determination this year to celebrate what’s working and worth emulating (in a world in which much seems broken) God Squad will kick off their 13th season thinking about our fellow humans who have behaved heroically during these challenging times.

October 14, 2022 @ noon | God Squad | First Baptist Church of Tallahassee
Souls to the Polls?
Untangling religion and politics.

It’s an election year. Should churches have political candidates speak at Sunday services? Should clergy tell congregants how to vote? Should congregations organize political rallies or get-out-the-vote efforts? What are the proper lines for religious involvement in politics? And what are the consequences when these lines get crossed?

November 4, 2022 @ noon | God Squad | First Baptist Church of Tallahassee
Holy Misconceptions, Batman!
Are we wrong about each other?

Isn’t Hanukkah the most important holiday to Jews? Don’t Catholics object to sex unless reproduction is the goal? Don’t all religions worship the same God and (more or less) teach the same things? Come and consider many of the myths, truths, and misunderstandings that everyday people have about religion in America.

January 20, 2023 @ noon | God Squad | First Baptist Church of Tallahassee
Let Friendship Redeem the Republic: God Squad Edition

Let Friendship Redeem the Republic: God Squad Edition. In our year-long celebration of the superpower of healthy friendships across differences, you’ll meet God Squad’s friends who they don’t quite agree with (and we’ll encourage the audience to bring their own).

February 24, 2023 @ noon | God Squad | First Baptist Church of Tallahassee
Love Thy Neighbor. No Exceptions?

Love Thy Neighbor. No Exceptions? Does the admonition to love one’s neighbor really come without exceptions? Is everyone my neighbor? And what does love really mean?

March 24, 2023 @ noon | God Squad | First Baptist Church of Tallahassee
Political Football, Inc.

Are you “us” or are you “them”? These days every religious, nonprofit and for-profit has to state their opinion on every single political disagreement du jour. We’ll talk about just how advisable this situation is and if there might be a better way.

Past event | god squad | april 2017
Exit the Echo Chamber: Fake News, Filter Bubbles and Faith

Exit the Echo Chamber: Fake News, Filter Bubbles and Faith Summer is right around the corner and we know you have plans – fishing, sunbathing, a summer read or two? Whatever you’re up to, we say you add just one more to-do: “Save the planet by escaping the echo chamber.” Doable.