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  • NEWSLETTER: The Dispatch

    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.

  • NEWSLETTER: Reclaiming Hope

    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.

  • BOOK: Neighborliness

    Without many in the white evangelical church even knowing it there are usually two baked in assumptions when we try to help our poor or oppressed neighbors. One, that we have the answers and a fresh perspective to problems that have plagued communities for generations and two, that our short term volunteer work is more helpful than harmful. Pastor David Docusen weaves personal stories of learning, embarrassment and hope with the evolution of his church, Center City Church (Orlando, FL), moving from an affluent part of the city to an impoverished part.

  • BOOK: The Liturgy of Politics

    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.

  • BOOK: I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening)

    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.

  • SERMON: The Politics of Jesus

    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.

  • PODCAST: Evangelicals and Politics

    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.

  • POLITICS: Debates

    Watching the debates can be emotionally taxing and frustrating. Here are some resources that we have found helpful.

  • Politics: Start here and be distinct

    A collection of resources to help you get educated about distinctly engaging in politics from a Christian perspective.

  • SHOW: The Ordinance

    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.