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Why I Don’t Preach Politics (A Follow-Up with Q & R)
Last week's post on politics in the pulpit generated some great dialog. Here's a synopsis of that dialog in a Question & Response format.
Last week's post on politics in the pulpit generated some great dialog. “Why is it wrong to preach politics from the pulpit?”. It's not wrong to preach politics from the pulpit.
You’re Not Always Right
We all have biases that affect the way we interpret the Bible.
topics. By reading the entire Bible and gleaning the truths there, we do gain insight on things like politics, parenting, dating, marriage, and doctrine. We
Why Do People Only Notice My Clothes?
The reason we get more compliments on our clothing than our sermons
Take off the coat and tie, roll up the sleeves, and now he's a man's man. (Watch politics.) And, most men look good in the outfit. As Jane Austen might have said, “It is most unfair.”.
Christian Leaders Disagree, So Who Deserves My Vote?
How Christian voters can rightly discern political issues.
For Christian voters, navigating the waters of politics during an election season can pose challenges, and it requires discernment. In recent months, religious
Preaching Paradox and the Paradox of Preaching
Dangling questions can be more powerful than trite answers.
2. Open up about your struggle with paradox. Someone once said that politics is the art of swallowing frogs whilst smiling. Sometimes preaching feels the same.
The Year of Fear
How do we minister amid terrorist attacks, racial violence, and the most polarized election in memory?
2. Shifting Assumptions About Sexuality. Cohabitation happens for many reasons: family history, financial pressures, and the complications of insurance coverage.
Neither Jew nor Greek … Republican nor Democrat
Mark Batterson on leading a church in our nation’s capital during a divisive election season.
We have the opportunity to influence influencers. I was a pre-law major at University of Chicago my freshman year, and one piece of that was politics.
The Plight of the Falling Pastor
Scott Sauls on why leaders wander—and how churches can help them stay on the path.
If you find yourself feeling more at home with people who share your politics but not your faith than you do with people who share your faith but not your politics, there are probably some
What Will Pastors Preach after the Election of Donald Trump?
After a bitter, divisive election, what will the nation's ministers say?
to make a few brief comments and lead our congregation in a pastoral prayer along the lines of 1 Timothy 2:1–4. I did, however, do a six-week sermon series on politics in September
The Church and the Huddled Masses
Throughout US history, the church has had a complicated relationship with the "homeless, tempest-tost" looking for a better life.
In 1882, in response to growing anti-immigrant sentiment among American voters, Congress passed some of the earliest federal restrictions on who could immigrate to the United States