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Podcast Episode 62 | 22 min

Fear, Politics, and Preaching: How to Move Forward

Discipling people through muddy political waters.
Fear, Politics, and Preaching: How to Move Forward

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How can preachers respond to a tense political climate? In this episode, Kevin Miller and Matt Woodley seek to find a way forward, after a divisive election.

More specifically, they delve into how pastors can disciple people in Christian citizenship and political engagement – after the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021.

Stewart Ruch, an Anglican bishop said “We, as those who treasure sacred symbols, decry the combination of holy and unholy symbols that were employed in ways that undermine the dignity of any human being.”

Miller offers four steps pastors can take, to speak into politics – while maintaining a wise, Christian position:

  • Honor the many evangelical leaders who have spoken up.
  • Teach more specifically on “how to think about” politics.
  • Speak into the fears that created the feelings of “do-or-die urgency.”
  • Stop reading current political leaders into the Bible.

Check out what was referenced on the podcast:

Justin Gibony’s book Compassion (&) Conviction: The AND Campaign's Guide to Faithful Civic Engagement

Kevin A. Miller is the senior pastor at Church of the Savior in Wheaton, Illinois.

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