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.
Love leans in and listens well. May God help us so love one another.
For any pastor troubled by how members of his church may vote in November, instead of using your pulpit to publicly endorse a candidate, perhaps it would be better to patiently disciple your congregation toward Christ-like maturity.
Why bother praying publicly for politicians? There are so many reasons not to do it. But they’re insufficient. Why? Simply put, because God commands it.
What can a 424-year-old book teach us about the conscience? And why does it matter for us today?
Charles Spurgeon lived during a time of social and political upheaval. How did that affect his preaching?