From activists to local board members to pastors to state senators For the Love tells the story of what it can mean to be a Christian and be involved with politics. The interviewees know that the political process can be messy, but Christians acting distinctly and getting involved, especially at the local level, is one of the best and often overlooked ways to love our neighbors. This is a highly recommended resource and a great starting point on your learning journey.
All of the resources that address politics. Visit our curated list on politics for our top resources.
Election day is here! Here are some resources to help you make sense of the next several days.
Empathy is the key to healing America. It needs to be learned as it provides the path to loving our neighbor and the solution to real-world problems.
Five practical tips – from not trusting the exit polls to being patient to which demographics to focus on – to separate the facts from the hype during election day.
A well thought out article on how the church is split between visions of the kingdom of Heaven. Whichever vision you agree with it is your duty to “reach out to those who disagree with you and demonstrate the love of Christ.”
Progress, responsibility, equality, and security are four perspectives that shape every political party. A party’s platform becomes toxic when it overemphasizes one perspective over the others. As Christians we must think long term, expect to suffer and take action to avoid this trap.
Realizing that you are not an expert on all issues, that neither the Democrat or the Republican party is Christian and that candidates are human and will fail and disappoint are three reasons to recognize how a person votes does not determine whether a person is a Christian or not.
There are few words more loaded than abortion and for many Christians it is the one issue that sways their vote. Skye Jethani argues that overturning Roe v. Wade wouldn’t change the abortion rate, but improving access to healthcare and changing our local and state policies on abortion would be more effective.
If you listen to the Holy Post or have watched Phil Vischer’s videos then there isn’t much new, but if you haven’t listened to or watched those gems then this short nine minute video goes over Vischer’s main talking points about how to consume media and engage with politics as a Christian.
How do we vote as Christians? Rejecting tribalism and voting to advantage our communities is a good start.