From activists to local board members to pastors to state senators For the Love tells the story of what it can mean to be a Christian and be involved with politics. The interviewees know that the political process can be messy, but Christians acting distinctly and getting involved, especially at the local level, is one of the best and often overlooked ways to love our neighbors. This is a highly recommended resource and a great starting point on your learning journey.
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Realizing that you are not an expert on all issues, that neither the Democrat or the Republican party is Christian and that candidates are human and will fail and disappoint are three reasons to recognize how a person votes does not determine whether a person is a Christian or not.
How do we vote as Christians? Rejecting tribalism and voting to advantage our communities is a good start.
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.”
In a polished Radiolab (NPR) style presentation complete with commentary interspersed with interviews and upbeat music the hosts expertly tell the story of polarization and its two main effects on Christians.
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 fantastic, thorough read penned with humility, nuance and honesty. If you are looking for an extensive resource on your journey towards racial reconciliation or are wondering what that process entails this is the book for you.
In less than 70 pages Chris Marshall, with plenty of scriptural evidence, says that justice is a central theme of the Bible and it is how God relates to the world.
Professor Tim Mackie of Western Seminary narrates a quick sub-6 minute visually appealing video detailing the origin and nuances of justice according to the Bible.
Baylor University professor George Yancey says that the white fragility term has some truths, but there is a better way to engage in dialogue and come up with solutions between people of different colors.