On Sunday, April 15 I preached a message called “Upside Down POLITICS.” One of the takeaways was to be informed and involved – biblically and politically. Biblically, think through what Jesus and the Bible have to say about all the issues we face… from the environment to the definition of marriage… from abortion to global wars… from poverty issues to immigration, learn what the Bible has to say and how it informs how you engage our political system. Politically, think deeply through the issues as well. Do research. Discover what’s really at stake.
Here are some recommended resources for further exploration. DISCLAIMER: even though I recommend these resources, I don’t agree with everything contained within. When you read, use discernment and critical judgment to come to your own conclusions. None of these resources are extreme left or extreme right. After each resource, I will put my personal “take” on whether they are “center, right of center, or left of center.”
Politics According to the Bible: A Comprehensive Resource for Understanding Modern Political Issues in Light of Scripture – Wayne Grudem (right of center)
How to Change the World – James Davidson Hunter (center – a sociological analysis of evangelical’s political engagement to change culture)
Hijacked: Responding to the Partisan Church Divide – Mike Slaughter & Charles Gutenson (center)
Indivisible – James Robinson & Jay Richards (right of center)
The Myth of a Christian Nation – Greg Boyd (center to left of center)
The Economist – a British news magazine (center to left of center)
Real Clear Politics – a web-based news source (center to right of center)
Wall Street Journal (center)
WORLD Magazine – current news from a Christian perspective (right of center)
Christianity Today – addresses current events from an Evangelical perspective (center)
Be informed and involved. Exercise your right to vote. If you don’t vote, you have no room to complain about what’s going on in our world. In all of this, pray for the Holy Spirit’s wisdom and discernment as well as the unity of the body of Christ at Northshore and beyond. Above all, proclaim Jesus!
What books and news sources do you read?