Are you feeling pressure to understand and engage with an ever-growing array of confusing and polarizing issues? Perhaps you’ve witnessed bitter arguments tearing apart your family, friends, or churches.

You’re not alone. I feel it too. Every week, I hear from confused and concerned Christians. They want to stay focused on the gospel. They want to put their faith into action. They want to care, but they don’t know who to trust.

The Gospel Coalition serves the church by producing timely content that grapples with some of the most pressing issues of our time. I’m praying that our new Good Faith Debates will do just that. Starting May 4, we’re releasing a five-part video debate series featuring prominent Christian thinkers discussing some of the most divisive issues facing the church today—ranging from gun control to woke churches to abortion to racial injustice to evangelical self-identity.

When we keep the gospel central, we can disagree on lesser but still important matters in good faith. In the Good Faith Debates, we hope to model this—showing that it’s possible for two Christians, united around the gospel, to engage in charitable conversation even amid substantive disagreement. In fact, I think it’s even necessary to ensure that we’re truly united around Jesus and not around a cultural or political agenda.

The moderator of these debates is my friend Jim Davis, teaching pastor at Orlando Grace Church and host of the As in Heaven podcast. He is a brave and wise soul, as you’ll see in these videos. He joins me on Gospelbound to discuss what surprised him, what helped him as a pastor, and whether he changed his mind on anything, among other issues.