Most Christians fall into two camps – one champions justice but not justification while the other prizes justice but not justification. Theologian Tim Keller argues that justice and the doctrine of justification should work hand in hand.
All of the curated sermons on Sunday to Saturday.
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 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.
Teaching from Luke 3 pastor and theologian Tim Keller says that Jesus was political and not political at the same time because Jesus’ definition of power is different from the world’s. True power, as interpreted by the world, consists of coercion and power over people while actual power lies in changing people from the inside and self emptying.
Preaching from Mark 12:13-17, Church of the City (New York, NY) pastor Jon Tyson lists five purposes for the state and government (order, justice, virtue, prosperity, safety) and then lists five things Christians uniquely bring to government (dignity, care for the poor, suspicion of human nature, priority of the other and the power and favor of God).
A moving, impassioned sermon by Progressive Baptist Church’s (Chicago, IL) Charlie Dates who says that racism in America is a fundamental theological issue as some people don’t see that humans are unique and are created by God.
Pastor and podcaster Mike Erre deftly answers this question (“Prove to me that the Bible says I must value black lives, and hate ethnic supremacy.”) that he received on Twitter using Biblical proof. Delivered in the style of a sermon.
Dr. John Perkins says that the church has fundamentally got it wrong and that we must repent of our sins – pride, greed – and that our only hope is in Jesus and a multi ethnic church. Audio volume is a little lower than normal, so make sure to turn it up