We have a committee on "Understanding the Times." This committee's job is somewhat ambiguous, but they generally write a several-page report covering what the two committee members feel are the most important regarding the current state of our nation(s) and societies. Though it doesn't necessarily stand as an official denominational position paper, it always generates some decent debate. This year the paper was exclusively political, which is unfortunate, to my thinking. I'm glad that it was worded strongly enough to generate some good discussion, though I'm guessing it will just peter out. But it brings up some fun questions to talk about:
If we really want to understand the times (1 Chr. 12:32), how do we do that? How do we best utilize the church's resources and get helpful information out to her pastors and churches?
How ought the church of Christ to address its political beliefs to the government?
How does the kingship of Christ impact our understanding of society beyond politics?