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How the Nations Rage

Rethinking Faith and Politics in a Divided Age
Narrated by: Tee Quillin
Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
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How can we move forward amid such political strife and cultural contention?

We live in a time of division. It shows up not just between political parties and ethnic groups and churches but also inside of them. As Christians, we’ve felt pushed to the outskirts of national public life, yet even then we are divided about how to respond. Some want to strengthen the evangelical voting bloc. Others focus on social-justice causes, and still others would abandon the public square altogether. What do we do when brothers and sisters in Christ sit next to each other in the pews but feel divided and angry? Is there a way forward?

In How the Nations Rage, political theology scholar and pastor Jonathan Leeman challenges Christians from across the spectrum to hit the restart button. First, we shift our focus from redeeming the nation to living as a redeemed nation. Second, we take the lessons learned inside the church into our public engagement outside of it by loving our neighbors and seeking justice. When we identify with Christ more than a political party or social grouping, we avoid the false allure of building heaven on earth and return to the church’s unchanging political task: to represent a heavenly and future kingdom now. It’s only when we realize that the life of our churches now is the hope of the nation for tomorrow that we become the salt and light Jesus calls us to be.

©2018 Jonathan Leeman (P)2018 Thomas Nelson

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Very captivating

The author did a great job showing the history of the current relation between Christianity and naturalistic secularism and he did a good job explaining our position as christians

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Challenges our status quo

No matter your political affiliation the status quo will be challenged & your sense of "justice", & what that looks like, will grow. Excellent & thought provoking read.