Using the Sermon on the Mount as the base pastor and author Mike Erre makes the case that Christianity is a political entity. Note that there are two swear words in the podcast.
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 are 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.
Attorney Justin Giboney and pastor Christ Butler breakdown policies and headlines through a Christian worldview without a party bias. If you are disillusioned or without a party then this is the podcast for you. It is nuanced and challenging and a desperately needed point of view that is distinctly Christian, but not partisan.
The AND Campaign's Michael Wear interviews journalists, religious leaders and politicians in a twice a month podcast. Wear provides his helpful analysis and commentary on the major parties campaign strategies through the filter of his Christian faith. This podcast works well with Wear's newsletter.
Humans are created in the image of God. That sentence is what Christians should build their framework around for political engagement. Not a political party, not a tribe, and not an ideology. Human dignity is one the major themes that flows throughout Compassion (&) Conviction.
A call to the church to get involved in civic matters by bearing witness, preparing for action, supporting and partnering with institutions, focusing on criminal justice elections, engaging with elected officials, advocating for policy change and helping low income churches.