TAG: POLITICS


Jesus Didn’t Fit Politically or Socially; Probably Wouldn’t Now Either

If Jesus walked among us today he would probably not fit neatly into any of our political categories. BY ROBERT CHAO ROMERO Matthew 25 Movement I don’t think he would endorse the full political platform of either the Republicans or the Democrats because each party has biblical blind spots. Two thousand years ago, Jesus didn’t fit neatly into any of the major social groups of his day either. ONE IN A SERIES: HOW WOULD...

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Families Belong Together Rally Missing Christians?

It seemed like every people group imaginable showed up to support the #FamiliesBelongTogether march in Downtown Los Angeles on Saturday (6/30/18) — except for Christians. BY JON GARCIA Tens of thousands of people crowded the steps of City Hall as they chanted, sang songs, and held signs in display of solidarity against the separation of migrant children from their undocumented parents. The incidents of such action at the nation’s southern border...

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What Does The Bible Teach About Church and Politics?

The church’s involvement with politics and culture has always been a subject of debate. Some believe that the church should totally refrain from politics, practicing faith quietly and being a gospel influence in predominantly social circles. Others believe that the church should infiltrate politics and culture in an attempt to “Christianize” the society as much as possible. BY STEVE CHA ONE IN A SERIES: HOW WOULD JESUS VOTE? In an attempt to answer...

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Pastors: Should You Promote a Political Opinion?

During the current political climate that has shockingly pitted Christian-against-Christian, at least in ideological beliefs, should pastors endorse candidates or express political opinions? Pastors should consider the spiritual ramifications of promoting a political candidate, “especially in this day and age,” said a pastor and church security expert recently from Orange County, California. Kevin Robertson, author of Church Security: Providing a Safe Worship Environment, made his Facebook post on election day last...

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Jesus Also Came to Disrupt the Political Status Quo

I remember hearing in Government Class that there was a separation between church and state. The state couldn’t interfere with the church and the church wasn’t supposed to interfere with matters of the state (government). BY CEDRIC NELMS In learning more about Jesus and the Gospel, it is apparent that Jesus was very much involved with matters of the state. His involvement was based on justice, righteousness, and showing that the...

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The Politics of Jesus and the Color Purple

My belief and thoughts on the politics of Jesus would take more than just one blog article to make my point but this is an attempt to give a general overview. BY PETE WATTS This past election cycle was challenging for African American Christians who wanted to be faithful to their Christian values and faithful to their neighbors who are marginalized and maligned by an American Christianity that sometimes doesn’t have...

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Evangelicals Don’t Agree on Politics, But We Must Learn To Disagree Well

Evangelicals disagree on politics, but how we disagree is more important than building consensus. BY NAPP NAZWORTH There were at least five different types of evangelicals in the previous presidential election: Clinton supporters, enthusiastic Trump supporters, reluctant Trump supporters, protest voters who supported neither Clinton nor Trump (also called nevertrumpers), and non-voters. While most of the media attention has gone to the enthusiastic Trump supporters, they represented less than half of...

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Do Religion and Politics Mix? Franklin Graham Answers On Decision America Tour

OXNARD, Calif. — One message coming in loud and clear from evangelist Franklin Graham during his “Decision America” tour that has made its way through Southern California and now heads north is that Christians should not back down from engaging in politics. FIRST IN A SERIES: HOW WOULD JESUS VOTE? However, there is a campaign speech Jesus might approve of that would also remind us that there is a higher priority...

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Jesus and Politics: The Congressional Race That Could Have Been

LOS ANGELES — Within just days of each other’s announcements, two women who are unified in their proclamations of Jesus as their savior but are opposites when it comes to political party affiliation recently dropped out of a congressional race for a southern Los Angeles District. Had the race continued, the ensuing battle between the two could have clearly reflected the current divide that’s visible not only in the nation...

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Don’t Hold it Against Me; I’m an Elected Official and I Love Jesus

We follow Christ. We want to be active American citizens. In this day and age and in this culture of outrage, can we be both of those people at the same time? You see, this is something I struggle with on a day-to-day basis because — well, don’t hold this against me — I’m an elected official and I love Jesus. As people who follow Christ, how we participate in...

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