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Regardless of who it is, how wrong you think they are, or what evil you believe they stand for, “Honor everyone”; “Do not repay evil for evil.”
Words from 1 Peter that we would do well to apply in today’s political discourse.
— Kirk E. Miller (@KirkMiller_) September 21, 2020
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Have you ever felt too progressive for conservatives, but too conservative for progressives? Faced with a false “either/or” framing of many issues, Christians today often times can find themselves feeling politically homeless in our current landscape. Justin Giboney and Michael Wear — and the AND Campaign — speak to this issue in their call for compassion and conviction, truth and love, concern about moral order and addressing the injustices in our society. Today Justin and Michael join Kirk for a discussion on their newest book, Compassion (&) Conviction: The AND Campaign’s Guide to Faithful Civic Engagement. We talk “Why should Christians care about politics?” and “How?”
In this episode, Kirk sits down with pastor and political theologian Jonathan Leeman to talk Church and politics. They discuss, what is the relationship between church and state? Religion and politics? And how do we love those with whom we disagree politically?
Resources from Leeman on politics:
- How The Nations Rage: Rethinking Faith and Politics in a Divided Age (2018)
- Political Church: The Local Assembly as Embassy of Christ’s Rule (2016)
- How Can I Love Church Members with Different Politics? (2020) // [Update: A free audio recording of the book is now available as well.]
- “Politics, Conscience, and the Church: Why Christians Passionately Disagree with One Another over Politics, Why They Must Agree to Disagree over Jagged-Line Political Issues, and How” (Themelios: 45:1, 2020)