What are the two topics you aren’t supposed to discuss at family gatherings? Most of us would immediately guess religion and politics, and some of us may intentionally stay away from these topics in public. But what if we could step into the political sphere in a way that honors God? In this episode, Dr. Patrick Schreiner makes a compelling case for why we should consider engaging in politics as believers. Shelby and Krystal chat with Dr. Schreiner about how the gospel changes the way we view politics and offers practical tips on engaging in politics in a way that honors Christ as King.
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00:34 - About Dr. Schreiner
3:40 - Why Christians should discuss politics
9:36 - How the gospel is political
11:58 - How to live faithfully in private and in public
17:54 - Reading Scripture with a political lens
18:57 - Practicing submission to authority
23:24 - Engaging in gospel-centered political conversations
27:42 - Encouragement to remember Christ as King
31:30 - How the gospel changed everything for Dr. Schreiner
Resources mentioned in this episode:
Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Get to know Dr. Patrick Schreiner
Political Gospel: Public Witness in a Politically Crazy World Book
Scripture mentioned in this episode:
1 Peter 2:13–17
1 Timothy 2:1–4
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