Welcome to the 147th episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today’s episode, Dave Jenkins talks with Jonathan Leeman about his book, How the Nations Rage: Rethinking Faith and Politics in a Divided Age (Thomas Nelson, 2018).
What you’ll hear in this episode
- In what way the local church should be the model political community.
- The centrality of expository preaching in creating a Word-centered church.
- How law and wisdom can help us learn to read the Bible politically.
- How to distinguish between straight and jagged issues for the sake of Christian unity and the Churches witness among outsiders.
- How theology shapes Christian engagement in the political sphere.
- What participation should Christian leaders have when it comes to politics.
About the Guest
Jonathan Leeman is the editorial director at 9Marks, a ministry that helps church leaders build healthy churches. He teaches theology at several seminaries and has written a number of books on the church. He is also a research fellow with the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. He has degrees in political science and English, a master of science in political theory, a master of divinity, and a doctorate in political theology. Jonathan served for years as an elder at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC, but has since left to plant a nearby church. He lives in the DC area with his wife and four daughters.
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