Episode 527: Politics and the Church

In Episode 527 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Ed discuss how pastors can lead through the current political circumstances.

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • If politics are the driving force of our division
  • How politics are affecting our gospel mission

 Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “Not only are we divided politically, but our political division comes right down to the front door of your church of whether or not you should meet.” – @edstetzer
  • “Political realities have been driving the church more than the mission of Jesus in this season.” – @edstetzer
  • “Far too many people are being discipled by their cable news choices and spiritually shaped by their social media feed.” – @edstetzer
  • “Everything has been politicized and, therefore, politics have been weaponized.” – @edstetzer
  • “I’ve never seen a more divided time in the culture that has now seeped into and become a driving, divisive force in the church.” – @edstetzer
  • “We look far less like Christians who are showing and sharing the love of Jesus, and far more like partisan hacks who at the end of the day have lost their ability to have a witness because they are so driven by the ideology.” – @edstetzer
  • “Already, the ideological partisanship being shaped by something other than the gospel is becoming one of the great moments leading people astray from the truth of the gospel, and this will have implications for generations.” – @edstetzer

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Published September 17, 2020

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