Studies, and probably in your own experience, have shown that there is a political divide between younger and older generations of Christians. Being disappointed without being disrespectful, recognizing that history repeats itself and taking the time to pause and critique our own motivations are three ways we can bridge the gap between the younger and older generations.
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Author Michael Wear argues that most Christians have an obligation to participate in politics, but then tries to debunk his own argument.
Because the Christian worldview addresses all areas of life and the fact that politics are unavoidable are just two of the four reasons why Christians need to engage in politics Christian ethics and biblical worldview director David Closson says.
William Bowes, a mental health counselor in Boston, MA says that pride, the moralization of politics, and the politicization of morals are three major reasons why people are so divided when discussing politics. How do we solve those issues as Christians? By learning about different perspectives on issues, knowing that we Christ’s ambassadors in all situations and because we are commanded to live peaceably with all in Romans 12.
A call to pastors but applicable to everyone to breach the subject of politics – not in a partisan way – but in distinct ways by focusing on principles before policies, using curriculum developed by the Center for Public Justice and prioritizing love – and yes that includes the people you disagree with.
Unfortunately there is almost no distinction between how Christians and non-Christians are engaging in politics on social media. Name calling, condescending remarks and canceling family and friends is the norm. To combat our false sense of certainty and pride we should be slow to post and quick to pray while being more certain of your failures than others.
After laying out why we lean towards tribalism around topics and acknowledging that Christians are shaped more by politics then the Bible senior editor at The Gospel Coalition Brett McCracken calls on the church to be prophetic “from the center point of the Gospel.” That means making a lot of people angry because the Gospel will attack multiple sides at the same time while not subscribing to any political party.
In a compelling and exhaustive article American theologian and pastor Timothy Keller critiques four secular justice theories through a Biblical lens and provides the reasons why Biblical justice provides the most comprehensive way to address all justice concerns.
Baylor University professor George Yancey says that the white fragility term has some truths, but there is a better way to engage in dialogue and come up with solutions between people of different colors.
ARTICLE: Why I Stopped Talking about Racial Reconciliation and Started Talking About White Supremacy
A fiery piece of commentary that was penned in 2017. It lists three reasons – “individualistic theology, a sanitized version of history, and good old white centering” – why the author stopped talking about racial reconciliation and started talking about white supremacy.