As an American the right to vote is seemingly implicit, but the reality is that there has been, and continues to be, a focused effort to suppress voting. In fact, America was founded on voter suppression as only property owning white men could vote when the Constitution was penned.
Resources that address politics.
In a helpful and practical conversation co-hosts Thabiti Anyabwile, Nick Rodriguez, and Ben Brophy discuss the criteria and priorities each of them use to vote on a candidate while acknowledging that whatever view they take is imperfect.
A five-part devotional focusing on politics totaling 69 minutes presented by pastor Scott Sauls of Christ Presbyterian Church (Nashville, TN). Short and insightful – a fantastic place to start your journey towards what it means to be a Christian and be involved in politics. This also would be a solid resource to integrate into your quiet time, Bible reading or a small group setting.
A Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday column penned by lawyer and columnist David French. The Sunday column is free while the others require a subscription. French deep dives into gun rights, abortion and much more with an accessible, easy to understand writing style.
A daily newsletter with short blurbs of the top headlines from around the world. Although this newsletter leans conservative, we appreciate that they are not afraid to critique both parties or give credit where credit is due. We recommend starting with the free version and then pay for a subscription if you want more in-depth stories and commentary.
Michael and Melissa Wear provide in depth commentary from major political events such as the Republican and Democratic conventions along with commentary on major debates.
From the common false gospels of today to the excellent recommendations for liturgies and sacraments to orient one towards Jesus, Kaitlyn Schiess covers a lot of ground in the well researched The Liturgy of Politics.
Pantsuit Politics Podcast co-hosts and lawyers Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers have over 525 episodes and five years of experience talking about controversial issues. In I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening) the duo distills the lessons they’ve learned from the podcast into ten rules for Christians to guide them as they discuss politics. From advocating for talking about politics, to getting curious about other people’s views, to being comfortable with nuance and paradox, Holland and Silvers provide practical ways to breakout of political divisiveness and engage in conversations with grace and nuance.
A short 21-minute sermon from pastor Thomas McKenzie of Church of the Redeemer (Nashville, TN) that is based on five principles found in Colossians to guide the church when engaging in politics. The sermon is accessible and delivered with humor.
In an intriguing 56 minutes the Up First Podcast details the history of how evangelicals became synonymous with the Republican party – a history that has its roots in the 1800s with an Anglican minister named John Nelson Darby.