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.
Watching the debates can be emotionally taxing and frustrating. Here are some resources that we have found helpful.
A collection of resources to help you get educated about distinctly engaging in politics from a Christian perspective.
Ever wondered how a local church can affect local legislation? The Ordinance tells the story of faith leaders from several denominations uniting to change the predatory lending of payday loan companies in Texas.
In an engaging information packed 45-minute sermon Justin Giboney says, "Christians on both sides of the political spectrum need to ask themselves if they are going to be accomplices or cross bearers? Will we add to the tribalism and division or will we be models of civility and reconciliation? Walk with me into this tension."
Using a football game with two teams (the warring ideologies of culture), officials (Christians), a rule book (the Bible), and a crowd (the people of the world) as an analogy Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship (Dallas, TX) pastor Tony Evans says that God has a unique perspective on voting.
Pastor Duke Kwon says that there are four things we need to recognize when reading Matthew 22:15-22 - political power is seductive, Jesus does not fit neatly into political parties and that we should give and withhold from the government. The sound is lower than normal, so make sure to turn it up.