Faith & Politics

Thank you for joining in on our discussion on “Faith & Politics.”  This page is intended as a resource to a sermon series I am preaching during this election cycle and as a lead-in to the Presidential election in November.  Its aim is not to endorse a particular party nor candidate… but rather to explore the Biblical principles of the Christian’s relationship to the world around him.  How are Christians to engage in the world of politics, if at all?  What you will find here will be my sermons as they are written as well as outside resources which I may have mentioned from the pulpit, but that are intended to broaden the scope of the discussion.  Feel free to make comments on the main page.

Primary Texts:
Matthew 5:13-16
Mark 12:13-17
Romans 13:1-7
1 Timothy 2:1-8

Sermon Manuscripts:
Oct. 12 Can you talk about politics at church? 
Oct. 19  The Problem of Dual Citizenship
Oct. 26  The Church & the State
Nov. 2   What would Jesus do?

SHARE Group Discussion Guides:
DISCUSSION: Can you talk about politics at church?
DISCUSSION: The Problem of Dual Citizenship
DISCUSSION: The Church & the State

Outside Resources:
Civil Government: its origin, mission and destiny And the Christian’s relation to it David Lipscomb, 1916.

Bibliography:
Boyd,  Gregory.  The Myth of a Christian Nation:  How the Quest for Political Power is Destroying the Church.  Grand Rapids:  Zondervan, 2005.

Claiborne, Shane and Chris Haw.  Jesus for President.  Grand Rapids:  Zondervan, 2008.

Hicks, John Mark  and Bobby Valentine.  Kingdom Come.  Abilene:  Leafwood Press, 2007.

Lipscomb, David  Civil Government- Its Origin, Mission & Destiny AND the Christian’s Relation to It.  (McQuiddy; Nashville, 1913) located on the web at http://www.mun.ca/rels/restmov/texts/dlipscomb/civgov.html

Wallis,  Jim.  God’s Politics:  Why the left gets it wrong and the right just doesn’t get it.

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