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Political Resources

Navigating The Political Climate

We recognize that navigating the political climate in your church can feel daunting. We hope to aid you in this process by providing resources that will help you feel more prepared as you lead and minister during this season.

Local Pastor Political Resources

Pastor Craig Rees - Senior Pastor of Central Wesleyan Church, Holland Mi.

The 5 Steps to Navigating The Political Climate

as a Church

Recommended Resources

  • The Great Dechurching: The Great Dechurching: Who’s Leaving, Why Are They Going, and What Will It Take to Bring Them Back? by Jim Davis, Michael Graham, Ryan P. Burge

  • Joel DeYoung, Bonhoeffer on Resistance

  • Samuel P. Huntington, American Politics: The Promise of Disharmony (a hard read but the book underpins a lot of articles about the comparison between the 1960’s and 2020).

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College Professor
Political Resources

Dr. Miranda Zapor Cruz - Professor at Indiana Wesleyan University

Writes on the Intersection of Kingdom & Country

Recommended Resources

  • Thou Shalt Not Be A Jerk by Eugene Cho

  • How to Be a Patriotic Christian by Richard Mouw

  • The Liturgy of Politics by Kailyn Schiess

  • Disunity in Christ by Christena Cleveland

  • On Christian Nationalism specifically, The Religion of American Greatness by Paul D. Miller

Additional Recommendations

Is Your Church Choosing Political Sides Without Realizing It?

An interview with Ed Stetzer and Andy Stanley, released around the 2020 elections when Andy wrote his book "Not In It To Win It."

The Ballot And The Bible – How Scripture Has Been Used and Abused in American Politics And Where We Go From Here by Kaitlyn Schiess 

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