Voices Against the Grain event Saturday

Published 4:39 pm Thursday, September 24, 2015

Why are hookups no hook up? What does it mean to date someone? Voices Against the Grain, a Washington, D.C.-based ministry, will collaborate with Livingstone College to answer these and other questions asked by students as it hosts “Are You Living in the Gray?”

The panel discussion will be on Saturday, Sept. 26, 3-5 p.m., at Livingstone’s Walls Center Chapel, 800 W. Thomas St. The goal is to provide students clarity, based on God’s Word, on challenging, murky issues that occur in singleness, in dating and in marriage.

Charlotte-based Christian rap artist Crucial will perform. Registrant check-in is at 2:30 p.m. Free food will be provided after the event.

“Too many people seek the authentic in the inauthentic and pursue freedom through counterfeit freedoms,” says Voices Against the Grain Founder Nicole D. Hayes. “What looks like ‘freedom’ really isn’t and, therefore, they encounter more emptiness. We want our young people to operate as critical, discerning thinkers and as successful navigators in all situations, particularly in relationships.”

Founded in May 2013, Voices Against the Grain is a teaching ministry that offers written and broadcast content to encourage people to share God’s truth in love and to help bring audiences clarity and restoration from societal deceptions.

Livingstone College Minister Troy Russell, an instructor of religious studies, was a guest on Voices Against the Grain’s online radio show in October 2013. Russell has maintained a relationship with the ministry since.

“Wisdom gained from the world may cost you much, but wisdom given from God is free,” Russell says. “I am thankful that God laid it on their hearts to come here, because I believe the information shared will bless those in attendance.”

Click here to learn more about Voices Against the Grain and its ministry partners.