Back in February, we at the Summit hosted a forum addressing the interaction between the gospel and politics. As the past few months have taught us, politics can be a messy, confusing, infuriating venture. Christians often don’t know what to do with politics—myself included. On one side, I feel like I may not be speaking up enough on key issues. On the other side, I feel like I may be speaking up too much and causing a stumbling block for the gospel. That’s the tension I wrestle with, and that many of you wrestle with, too.
This video addresses four of the biggest myths that Christians have about our relationship to the political sphere. It also includes (beginning around 18:00) a panel discussion between me and three other leaders—Chris Pappalardo, Bruce Ashford, and Walter Strickland—asking how Christians can approach political involvement in a way that is shaped, first and foremost, by the gospel.
As a follow-up to our last forum, we’re hosting another Gospel and Politics panel discussion next week—on October 11, from 7–8:30 p.m. at our Brier Creek campus. Come join us as we discuss how to apply the gospel to the wild and wacky political world of 2016.
I’d also encourage you to pick up Bruce and Chris’ book, which remains incredibly relevant in our politically confused climate: One Nation Under God: A Christian Hope for American Politics.