Persuasion 209 | Finding Common Ground


The past few years have been tough on relationships. Social and political ideals have clashed, leaving rifts among neighbors, colleagues, friends, and family members. As the gaps grow, emotions do too. Is it even possible to find our way back to common ground?

In this episode of Persuasion, Erin Straza and Hannah Anderson kick off a new series called Finding Common Ground. Each episode will consider a different aspect of natural revelation and how the world around us gives us the common ground we seek—and desperately need—with our fellow humans. Despite the rifts we feel with others ideologically, there is still much we have in common. By turning our eyes to creation and its rhythms, we find commonality in our shared human experience. We can look to the patterns God embedded in the natural world as markers for our own experiences. Seasonal patterns, life stages, natural laws—things like these remind us that something greater is happening in the universe, regardless of our personal differences. Humans are all subject to these patterns and laws. We share these limitations that are also our means for joining God in the work of creating the common good. Is it possible to gain some solid footing in these unstable days? Do we have hope for finding common ground with others? How can God’s creation keep us grounded? Listen in for dialogue on questions like these as we find common ground together. Then continue the conversation on Twitter @PersuasionCAPC or in the CAPC members-only community on Facebook.


This episode of Persuasion is sponsored in part by LifeWay’s Christian Standard Bible, a translation that presents the truth of God’s Word with accuracy and clarity. The CSB equips today’s readers for lifelong discipleship with hundreds of designs to choose from at CSBible.com.


Your Hosts

Erin Straza: Web / Twitter

Hannah Anderson: Web / Twitter

Persuasion 209 Resources & Links

Turning of Days by Hannah Anderson, with illustrations by Nathan Anderson

Did you enjoy this episode of Persuasion? Give the entire series a listen!

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Theme music by Maiden Name. Produced by Jonathan Clauson.


Sponsorship Details

This episode of Persuasion is sponsored in part by LifeWay’s Christian Standard Bible. If you are interested in sponsoring an episode of Persuasion, please email us for available packages and rates.


Episode Transcript

This transcript has been edited to enhance readability.

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