Pastoring Undocumented Workers in Civil Unrest

By Alejandro Molero | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil | 09.29.2020

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.

Pastoring in Political Turmoil — A Perspective from Lebanon

By Marwan Aboul-Zelof | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil | 09.29.2020

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.

Pastoring Through A Contested Election: A Kenyan Perspective

By Ken Mbugua | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil | 09.29.2020

If there’s ever a time to trust in the sufficiency of God’s Word, it’s in the midst of political turmoil.

4 Theological Principles for Christian Political Activism

By Murray Campbell | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil | 09.29.2020

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.

Should You Be a Political Activist?

By Brian Davis | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil | 09.29.2020

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 Church

By 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.

“Whatsoever Is True”: Reflecting on the Growth of Conspiracy Theories Among Christians

By Dan Darling | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil | 09.29.2020

You probably have encountered a friend or family member convinced of a conspiracy. Why is this happening? And what should Christians do about it?

How Love Paves the Way for Hard Conversations

By Garrett Kell | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil | 09.29.2020

Hard conversations must happen, but make sure people have no doubt that your motivation is always, always, always love.

Live with Your Church Members in an Understanding Way

By Michael Lawrence | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil | 09.29.2020

Listening well and loving deeply won’t resolve every political disagreement in your church. It will do something better.

Pastoring Amid Suspicion

By Tony Shepherd | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil | 09.29.2020

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.

Hey Pastor, Has Anyone Ever Told You You’re a Good Listener?

By Dan Miller | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil | 09.29.2020

Love leans in and listens well. May God help us so love one another.

Should Pastors Endorse a Candidate?

By Bobby Scott | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil | 09.29.2020

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.

Publicly Praying for Government Authorities

By Shane Walker | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil | 09.29.2020

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?

By Caleb Morell | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil | 09.29.2020

What can a 424-year-old book teach us about the conscience? And why does it matter for us today?

How Did Charles Spurgeon Address Contemporary Issues in His Preaching?

By A. DiPrima, G. Chang | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil | 09.29.2020

Charles Spurgeon lived during a time of social and political upheaval. How did that affect his preaching?