SUMMARY: Preaching from Mark 12:13-17, Church of the City (New York, NY) pastor Jon Tyson lists five purposes for the state and government (order, justice, virtue, prosperity, safety) and then lists five things Christians uniquely bring to government (dignity, care for the poor, suspicion of human nature, priority of the other and the power and favor of God).
Tyson provides a framework for why there is government and what Christians should distinctly bring to the conversation. He even touches on how to properly protest and finishes with how to get involved and how to act when involved. Highly recommended.
KEY QUOTE: “At some point this great nation will fade away. And this cultural moment will be looked on and Christians will be judged. And the thing we want to be judged by is not our fidelity to a political system, or to political parties, or any given candidate. We want to be judged that we declared in our time and place that Jesus is Lord of all.”