Being faithfully Christian without denying the legitimacy of other faiths is the topic of Sunday's presentation by Rev. Eric Elnes, senior minister of Countryside Community Church in Omaha.

Elnes will present “Christ’s Way or the Highway?” as a guest preacher during the worship service at 11:59 a.m. at First-Plymouth Congregational Church at 20th and D streets.

Elnes and the Countryside Community Church congregation are a part of Omaha’s Tri-Faith Initiative, made up of three Abrahamic faith groups that have chosen to be in relationship together as neighbors on one campus, committed to practicing respect, acceptance and trust. The three members of the Tri-Faith Initiative are of the Jewish, Christian and Islamic faiths: Temple Israel, Countryside Community Church (United Church of Christ) and The American Muslim Institute.

Elnes will talk about the Tri-Faith Initiative and its mission of co-locating Jewish, Christian, and Muslim houses of worship to promote dialogue, transcend differences, foster acceptance and build bridges of respect and trust.

Elnes is a minister, author, internet television personality and biblical scholar with a doctorate in Biblical Studies from Princeton Theological Seminary. He has served as Countryside’s senior minister since 2008.

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