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Why we should battle through the political jargon and continue to engage with politics

(Photo: Unsplash/Martin Foskett)Be honest, how excited are you about the Government's proposal as part of the Internal Market Bill to breach the Northern Ireland protocol of the Withdrawal Agreement? Does it make you angry? Are you overcome with joy? Did you struggle to get to the end of the sentence without falling asleep? If you... Read more

Eric Metaxas Urges Young Christians to Stay Active in Politics and the Church

Eric Metaxas Urges Young Christians to Stay Active in Politics and the Church Conservative Christian commentator Eric Metaxas, a New York Times best-selling author and host of The Eric Metaxas Show, urged young Christians to remain active in their church as well as in politics in an exclusive live interview with The Christian Post.Metaxas, who authored well-researched... Read more

How to Navigate the Generational Divide in Politics

The 2020 election is already a trying season for the American church. And among the dynamics at play is a growing generational divide among conservative evangelicals. Im hearing more and more young, conservative-leaning evangelicals express disappointment at the political behavior of their conservative parentsa growing concern that theyre being radicalized into the conspiracy-spreading far-right by... Read more

How Spiritual Formation Shapes Our Politics | RELEVANT

In response to the backlash from young Christians, and the widespread political division in the church, many public leaders try to avoid the topic of politics entirely. Lobbing a claim of getting political communicates that someone is unnecessarily divisive, harboring ulterior motives, or stepping outside the bounds of their role. Were so averse to the... Read more

What Did Jesus Teach about Politics?

This article is part of the What Did Jesus Teach? series. Think about Your Brothers and Sisters When I consider the question of where the teaching of Jesus fits into our current politics, I realize that readers are likely to begin thinking right away about questions such as abortion, immigration, racism, social justice, and any... Read more

Free Audiobook: How Can I Love Church Members with Different Politics?

Navigating Political Difference Many new believers have questions about what it means to live as a Christian in the context of a local church, and pastors are looking for resources to pass along to their congregations to help them think biblically about the Christian life. 9Marks Church Questions is a series that seeks to provide... Read more

Are Christians More Confident in Politics Than in Christ?

Just as the pandemic has exacerbated the problem of Christians beingmore shaped by online pundits than in-the-flesh pastors, it has also intensified political tribalism. With few places to converse other than our online communities, the levels of vitriol and contempt have risen to insufferable levels. Its been painful to see the church in America follow... Read more

Faith and Politics: Which Guides the Other?

Editors note: Five powerful and diverse evangelical voices came together in a first-ever National Town Hall on Evangelical Faith and Politics (Aug. 6, Facebook Live), moderated by Lisa Sharon Harper, to bravely start the conversation Evangelicals need to have in this consequential year for our nation: Charles Robinson from the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma works... Read more

The National Town Hall on Evangelical Faith and Politics

The National Town Hall on Evangelical Faith and Politics was convened by Freedom Road LLC in partnership with Evangelicals for Justice, The Voices Project, Global Immersion Project and Evangelicals for Social Action. You can watch the inaugural Town Hall on Facebook. This is the first piece in an eight-part series. Follow Freedom Road on Facebook... Read more

20 Quotes on Loving Church Members with Different Politics

I (Matt Smethurst) recently read Jonathan Leeman and Andy Naselli’s helpful new booklet, How Can I Love Church Members with Different Politics? (Crossway, 2020). It’s an ideal resource for church leaders to recommend and give away to their congregations during a contentious election season. The following 20 quotes caught my attention. Our concern here is... Read more

Boys State: Reason to Fear, and Hope, for the Future of Politics

As a father of two boys, Im grateful they are too young to track with the dumpster fire that is 2020. Im glad they have no knowledge of all that has been lost, destroyed, closed, canceled, and humbled by this pandemic-crippled, politics-poisoned year. And yet the chaotic wreckage of this world is what they will... Read more

In Politics, Do Christians Have to Choose Between Compassion and Conviction? | RELEVANT Magazine

Do you advocate social justice or family values? Do you support women or are you against abortion? Do you love the poor or do you believe in personal responsibility? Dont answer those questions or at least not in the way theyre asked. They are based on a false premise and thus create a false... Read more

Can Kindness Heal a World Divided by Pandemic and Politics? Ashlee Eiland Thinks So

Can Kindness Heal a World Divided by Pandemic and Politics? Ashlee Eiland Thinks So (RNS) When asked what she would write about if she could write about anything, Ashlee Eilands answer was immediate.Kindness.It was 2018, and the pastor said the divisiveness and contention in public conversations was weighing heavily on her. Eiland, the... Read more

Living Faith in Local Politics: How One Mayor Leads

Odds are that even if youve heard of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, youve never been there. If you did visit, some things wouldnt surprise you. The small city of around 200,000 is surrounded by miles of fields and farms, vulnerable to tornadoes and flooding, and is strugglingas you may have heardwith methamphetamines. But its also... Read more

How to Know If Youve Made an Idol of Politics

Have you considered you might have made an idol of politics? Here we go again, I thought. I wasnt surprised by the question. Idol-hunting, after all, is a favorite pastime of my fellow evangelicals. But I was caught off guard by the candidate for the potential idol. Its certainly possible Ive made an idol of... Read more

Politics overshadow unified catastrophe response within the Philippines – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Philippines (MNN) — Determined occasions name for determined measures: its a phrase used to explain excessive motion taken underneath dire circumstances. Some could use this to explain the president of the Philippines assertion final week concerning lockdown violaters. However, as Herman Moldez of Asian Entry explains, issues arent at all times what they appear.... Read more

Residing Religion in Native Politics: How One Mayor Leads

[ad_1] Odds are that even when youve heard of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, youve by no means been there. In the event you did go to, some issues wouldnt shock you. The small metropolis of round 200,000 is surrounded by miles of fields and farms, susceptible to tornadoes and flooding, and is strugglingas you might... Read more

Jesus Didn’t Observe Identification Politics

[ad_1] A really uncommon and disturbing factor occurred through the closing group match between Uruguay and Italy within the 2014 World Cup. Uruguayan striker, Luis Suarez, bit Italian central defender Giorgio Chiellini on the left shoulder. This was the third time Suarez bit an opposing participant throughout a aggressive match. The Italian gamers had been... Read more

Examine: The Non secular Left Is ‘The Most Lively Group in American Politics’ | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] For a number of years now, there’ve been studies of the “rise” of the “Religious Left” a loose-knit coalition of principally younger, principally Christian voters who determine as religiously minded, politically engaged and progressive-minded. Such individuals have all the time existed, however their numbers are swelling together with their affect, and the... Read more

Do not discuss politics and faith…until you need to share Christ

[ad_1] Worldwide (MNN) — There may be an unstated rule that until youre on the lookout for verbal fisticuffs, you dont discuss faith or politics. However, may it's that conversations marked with discomfort and battle supply the very best alternatives to characterize Christ? John Hartley, a visitor speaker hosted by InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and the... Read more

Easy methods to Reply to the Cultural Scream of Identification Politics

[ad_1] If there's one factor that stands on the middle of our present political chaos and drives the more and more disagreeable social rhetoric, it’s certainly identification politics. Whereas it’s arduous to outline this time period with precision, it could maybe be greatest characterised because the politics that emerges when the standard foundations of identification... Read more