The way that leads to trouble often seems harmless and at times helpful. The book of James brings sinners back from the By-Path Meadows of sin to the narrow way of Christ that leads to life (Matt. 7:13–14)
When I refer to the ethics of voting, I mean I’m interested in what makes a vote sinful or permissible. I’m not asking what makes a vote good or wise.
How do we pastor a congregation with conflicting sets of political certainties? How do we maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace” (Eph. 4:3) without compromising what’s true?
We must defend Christian liberty without falling into relativistic complacency. But when we hastily conflate all our conclusions with all God’s commands, we endanger our own consciences and those of our brothers and sisters.
How to Hold Your Tongue About Politics And Thereby Not Split Your Church Over Things the Bible Doesn’t Talk AboutBy Greg Gilbert | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil | 09.29.2020
Greg Gilbert offers wisdom on how to hold your tongue about politics.
Several years ago, I left Venezuela to plant a Spanish-speaking church in DC. Yet here I am again: different country, similar protests; different reasons, similar chaos spilling onto the streets; different slangs and slurs, same hate-filled hearts.
Lebanon is a spectacular country with a rich history. Her beauty is even recorded in the Bible. But for several thousand years, she has been plagued with destruction and corruption.
If there’s ever a time to trust in the sufficiency of God’s Word, it’s in the midst of political turmoil.
How do I know if my political advocacy is unwise and even ungodly? Here are four theological and pastoral suggestions for why and how Christians can be political activists.
What’s often missing in our calls to action is charity and freedom.
“Sir, This Is a Local Church”—Or, How an Absurdist Meme about a Roast Beef Shop Might Help Heal Your ChurchBy Alex Duke | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil | 09.29.2020
I wonder if you’re familiar with the “Sir, this is an Arby’s” meme. I wonder if you realize how helpful it could be to our churches in these tumultuous times.
You probably have encountered a friend or family member convinced of a conspiracy. Why is this happening? And what should Christians do about it?
Hard conversations must happen, but make sure people have no doubt that your motivation is always, always, always love.
Listening well and loving deeply won’t resolve every political disagreement in your church. It will do something better.
The current cultural moment is tumultuous, and having honest conversation about polarizing topics is a difficult task for any church. But we must fight suspicion.