Episode 539: Addressing Politics in Preaching

In Episode 539 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Ed discuss how to address politics in preaching.

“What can we preach about that speaks to what people are feeling and needing right now, especially because of the election coming up, without overstepping our boundaries?”

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • Appropriate ways to discuss politics from the pulpit
  • Why every person needs to weigh the issues the Bible addresses

 Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “At church, I am going to talk to you about biblical issues, and no where in the Bible does it talk about what the right marginal tax rate is.” – @edstetzer
  • “The Bible addresses these six things, so the question you now have to decide is how does your vote best advance these issues?” – @edstetzer
  • “Are we still going to be a united church when we’ve made some different decisions about the best way to vote to accomplish biblical objectives?” – @edstetzer
  • “Each person in their own mind is going to have to say, ‘how do I weight these issues?'” – @edstetzer
  • “I might come to some different conclusions than people who deeply love the Lord.” – @edstetzer
  • “I’m also driven by the idea that each church, pastor, elders, need to determine what’s right for them.” – @edstetzer
  • “There are some churches where everybody has made up their mind and bringing it up may not be helpful.” – @edstetzer

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Published October 29, 2020

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