Episode 563: Current Cultural, Theological, and Missiological Issues, Part 2

In Episode 563 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Ed continue their discussion on cultural, theological, and missiological issues that pastors need to be aware of.

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • How moral issues become political issues
  • Why your rationale needs to be rooted in Scripture

 Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “You really need to know your people more than you know your politicians.” – @edstetzer
  • “You are not there predominantly to engage with politicians.” – @edstetzer
  • “Moral issues have political dimensions.” – @edstetzer
  • “No political party is going to represent perfectly the Christian worldview and that is key.” – @edstetzer
  • “Speak of moral issues with political dimensions without naming politicians or parties.” – @edstetzer
  • “As a pastor, you need to tell the truth and the truth is that people are experiencing systemic and structural racism in their lived day-to-day existence if they are people of color in a way that we don’t in ours.” – @edstetzer
  • “Write it out, agree with your elders before hand on what you are going to do. That’s not political, it is moral with political implications.” – @edstetzer
  • “If people are talking about it in the community we should be talking about it in the church, particularly if people are wondering if the church cares about these issues.” – @edstetzer

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Published January 28, 2021