In 2016 the Christian community will be more politically divided

Our community is more politically divided.

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Okay … before you jump all over me to fusing politics and church life … I believe that politics is just one way to get a sense of what is happening in the broader culture. I’m not making a values judgement on this divide … but the reality is that there is a growing gulf between the “left” and the “right” in our communities. As an example … Tony Campolo hasn’t changed his political views but in the last few years he’s caught flack from the “Christian right” on a regular basis. (I remember as a young person our church showing a Tony Campolo film at our evening service … I’m not sure that same church would do that today.) For my Canadian friends … Would former Baptist Pastor, Tommy Douglas be welcomed in your church today? Some questions on this polarization for church leaders:

  • Withdraw to the Mountains? // “When Jesus saw that they were ready to force him to be their king, he slipped away into the hills by himself.” –John 6:15
  • A Faith of Our Own // One of the clearest thinkers on this topic I’ve run into is Jonathan Merrit. Read his book … or watch this video of him at our church a few years ago. What do you think about what he’s saying?
  • Fox News Faith? // We all have political leanings as church leaders.Admit it. How do your political views shape your leadership and view of the world around you? Lead from a self aware point of view. Jesus rejected political answers to conditions of the heart … so should we.

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6 Responses to In 2016 the Christian community will be more politically divided

  1. Troy Day July 13, 2019 at 5:56 am #

    more so in 2020 Nelson Banuchi Robert Erwine and it will not be political issues but cultural and gay such

  2. Louise Cummings July 13, 2019 at 10:17 am #

    I’ll agree times are troublesome. With all this going on God is still blessing the Hungry and Thirsty.

  3. Louise Cummings July 13, 2019 at 10:44 am #

    Romans first chapter. Gives the answer on most of that. No way we could go against God and expect to make it in. And I’m here to be truthful. It’s because we love people and want them on the straight and Narrow path. Not just to argue with them. But if they won’t agree. I will still have to stand with Gods Word,which is the Truth and the Life and Light.

  4. Robert Webster July 13, 2019 at 12:09 pm #

    Yep

  5. Robert Erwine July 13, 2019 at 12:11 pm #

    good, get out of the way and let the true believers at the wheel .

    • Troy Day July 13, 2019 at 7:48 pm #

      like Pence trending on all SM today?

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