Pastors, here’s my advice no matter who wins or loses: don’t demonize anyone, but show honor to everyone.
For all the appropriate warnings that can be found in Rushdoony, taken as a whole the good does not outweigh the bad.
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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?
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.
We feel the political heat for different reasons, but we all feel it. How do we endure? Here are thirteen principles for pastoring through political turmoil.
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.
Charles Spurgeon lived during a time of social and political upheaval. How did that affect his preaching?
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.
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.
Love leans in and listens well. May God help us so love one another.
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.
Listening well and loving deeply won’t resolve every political disagreement in your church. It will do something better.